FP Essentials™

Improving Patient Safety

Edition #463 | December 2017

FP Essentials #463 | Improving Patient Safety

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In This Edition

  • List key features of a culture of safety.
  • Summarize potential interventions to prevent diagnostic, drug, and testing errors.
  • Describe common problems that can occur during care transitions.
  • Summarize effective hospital- and office-based interventions for improving care transitions and list the clinicians and professionals who can be involved.
  • List risk factors for hospital readmission.
  • Summarize interventions that can be used to reduce hospital readmissions.
  • Describe the benefits of effective patient-physician communication and common barriers to effective communication.
  • Describe methods to improve health literacy and promote shared decision-making.
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December 2017


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