Understanding Patient Safety, Second Edition

Understanding Patient Safety, Second Edition

by Robert Wachter

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Complete coverage of the core principles of patient safety

Understanding Patient Safety, 2e is the essential text for anyone wishing to learn the key clinical, organizational, and systems issues in patient safety. The book is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well as up-to-date tables, graphics, references, and tools -- all designed to introduce the patient safety field to medical trainees, and be the go-to book for experienced clinicians and non-clinicians alike.


  • NEW chapter on the critically important role of checklists in medical practice
  • NEW case examples throughout
  • Expanded coverage of the role of computers in patient safety and outcomes
  • Expanded coverage of new patient initiatives from the Joint Commission

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071808125
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 05/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 31 MB
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About the Author

Robert M. Wachter, MD
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Medicine University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Wachter, author of more than 250 articles and six books, coined the term "hospitalist" in 1996 and is considered one of the world's leading experts on patient safety and healthcare quality. Still a practicing clinician, he edits the US federal government's two leading patient safety websites (which receive 3 million yearly visitors), co-authored the bestseller "Internal Bleeding," and is a recipient of the John M. Eisenberg award, the nation's leading honor in patient safety. He is also chair-elect of the American Board of Internal Medicine and writes a popular and influential blog, "Wachter's World."

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