Principal Investigator: Mueller, Keith
Title: Implementing a Program of Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals*
Institution: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Project Dates: 07/01/05-06/30/07
Project No.: U18 HS15822
Summary: This project will:
- Develop the organizational infrastructure for reporting, providing timely feedback, and analyzing medication errors within participating small rural hospitals (SRHs) necessary to identify and implement evidence-based practices that minimize the latent system causes of these errors.
- Evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of the SRH medication safety toolkit within participating hospitals.
- Disseminate the results of the project, in collaboration with AHRQ, to audiences positioned to modify policies and/or implement the intervention.
Members of minority populations (Blacks, Native Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders and Hispanics), may be included in this study.
*Project includes children or children's health care issues but does not focus exclusively on children.
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