This Primer provides an overview of the history and current status of the patient safety field and key definitions and concepts. It links to other Patient Safety Primers that discuss the concepts in more detail.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) hosted the 2005 Annual Patient Safety and Health Information Technology Conference. Transcripts and slide presentations are available from the five-day event.
An antenatal room left in disarray causes a charge nurse to search for the missing patient. Investigation reveals that a resident had performed an ultrasound on a nurse friend rather than a true "patient."
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