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Title:
Safe patients, smart hospitals : how one doctor's checklist can help us change health care from the inside out
Author:
Pronovost, Peter J.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Hudson Street Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xxii, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
While Americans spend more on health care than any other country in the western world, our hospitals and clinics kill more patients. Patient safety expert Dr. Peter Pronovost is working to remedy that, by changing the way hospitals and doctors function day to day. In fact, his ideas are already saving people. By introducing a five-step checklist that standardizes a common ICU procedure, Dr. Pronovost has decreased the rate of infection--and as a result, unnecessary deaths--across the country by 90 percent. In this book, Dr. Pronovost makes reform relatable, easy to understand, and inspiring.--From publisher description.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781594630644
Format :
Book