• Book/Report
  • Published January 2004

Patient Safety: Achieving a New Standard of Care.

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Robust information systems serve as a backbone for both preventing medical error and learning from it. The authors submit that a national information infrastructure will facilitate immediate access to patient information and decision support mechanisms. They also suggest that a byproduct of the infrastructure will be a consistent method for managing patient safety data and the ability to capture it in real time as a result of care.

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