Patient Safety: The ABCs of safety and quality
JoAnne Phillips MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS

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Nursing2014
December 2010 
Volume 40  Number 12
Pages 55 - 55
 
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ABSTRACT
THE DRIVE TO IMPROVE healthcare quality and safety has never been greater. Demands from regulatory and accrediting agencies are on the rise. You may wonder: Where do all those initiatives come from? Will they really improve patient outcomes and keep patients safer? Can't those organizations get together?Believe it or not, the regulatory and accrediting organization standards are more alike than different. This article provides an overview of the key organizations involved in setting patient safety standards and recommendations, and shows that their goals are much more alike than different. First, take a look at the scope of the problem.The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has recommended that care be safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.1 Despite these recommendations, Americans are exposed to more preventable medical errors than patients in other industrialized nations.2 Because nurses make up the largest sector of the healthcare workforce, we have the greatest

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