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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 1/15/2015.
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The Washington Manual of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement provides a basic framework of many common principles in patient safety and quality improvement to a broad market of medical students and residents, nurses, patient safety officers and pharmacists. Chapters address a practical and multidisciplinary overview of patient safety in complex health care systems, and each concept is introduced using a clinical vignette. The text introduces models, measurements and tools to assess patient safety and quality improvement, and discusses types of medical errors, how to respond to adverse events, and potential solutions. The book's overall purpose is to highlight specific issues of patient safety relevant to different specialties.