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ABC of patient safety by John Sandars, Gary Cook

By John Sandars, Gary Cook

This fresh name within the well known ABC sequence bargains an updated advent on enhancing sufferer protection in basic and secondary care. The ABC of sufferer Safety covers a space of accelerating significance in healthcare and offers a transparent description of the underlying rules that effect perform. sufferer security is now a vital part of the learning for all starting place medical professionals and is swiftly changing into an element of many undergraduate and postgraduate checks, together with the nMRCGP. This publication is a perfect spouse for this training.

A good selection of medical employees and bosses in basic and secondary care will locate this publication an important textual content, providing a terrific theoretical and sensible relief to sufferer security. GPs and perform managers will locate this e-book of specific curiosity, in addition to clinical and nursing students.

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This book stresses communication in public health rather than in clinical settings such as health or medical clinics. However, some of the relevant research comes from clinical studies79, 80 and many public health practitioners provide clinical services. The principles and recommendations about data communication covered in this book are applicable in the clinical environment; indeed, such settings have the added benefit of allowing practitioners the opportunity for direct two-way communication.

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