Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals
How One Doctor's Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care From the Inside OutBook - 2010
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.
Publisher: New York : Hudson Street Press, c2010
Branch Call Number: 610.289 P9449s 2010
Characteristics: xxii, 282 p. ; 24 cm