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Analyzing errors in practice. A vehicle for assessing and enhancing the quality of care

Analyzing errors in practice. A vehicle for assessing and enhancing the quality of care

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 8(1): 62-75

Failures are inevitable in health care. When failure occurs as a result of practitioner error, quality in patient care may be compromised. This article proposes that analyzing clinical errors may contribute to quality assurance. Examples from physical therapy illustrate how information gained from analyzing errors can enhance patient care.

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Accession: 039271064

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PMID: 1601595

DOI: 10.1017/s0266462300007923

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