Nebraska

Child Health Extramural Research by State and Country

Principal Investigator: Mueller, Keith
Title: Implementing a Program of Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals*
Institution: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
E-mail: kmueller@unmc.edu
Project Dates: 07/01/05-06/30/07
Project No.: U18 HS15822
Summary: This project will:

  1. 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.
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of the SRH medication safety toolkit within participating hospitals.
  3. 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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Current as of May 2009
Internet Citation: Nebraska: Child Health Extramural Research by State and Country. May 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/child-state-country/stlist_ne.html