Slide 6. Patient Safety Challenges in Ambulatory Care.

Patient Safety in Ambulatory Health Care

On July 13, 2012, Jeffrey Brady, MD, MPH, made this presentation at the meeting of the National Advisory Council.

Slide 6. Patient Safety Challenges in Ambulatory Care.

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  • Most ambulatory settings lack the human and financial resources to support robust safety and quality improvement operations.
  • Ambulatory care is less technologically complex, but often more logistically complex than inpatient care, which can create more challenging information exchange problems.
  • The dispersed nature of outpatient care can result in longer times to identify and document errors.
  • Greater reliance on patients and their roles both as a primary source for information and also understanding of and agreement with care protocols establish opportunities for patient safety events to occur.


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Current as of November 2012
Internet Citation: Slide 6. Patient Safety Challenges in Ambulatory Care.: Patient Safety in Ambulatory Health Care. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/brady/brady0712sl6.html