Hospital security and patient elopement: protecting patients and your healthcare facility.

  • Thomas A. Smith
  • Published 2012 in
    Journal of healthcare protection management…

Abstract

Regulatory and financial consequences of adverse events associated with patient elopements are bringing new challenges to healthcare security to develop policies and procedures to prevent and respond to such incidents. This article provides an overview of the problem of elopement in healthcare and what it means to the security function; gives a working… (More)
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