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Author Pronovost, Peter J.

Title Safe patients, smart hospitals : how one doctor's checklist can help us change health care from the inside out / Peter Pronovost and Eric Vohr.

Imprint New York : Hudson Street Press, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    610.289 PRO    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    610.289 PRO    Available
Description xxii, 282 p. ; 24 cm.
Note Includes index.
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.
Subject Medical errors -- Prevention.
Hospitals -- Safety measures.
Added Author Vohr, Eric.
ISBN 9781594630644 (alk. paper)
159463064X (alk. paper)

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