Implementing patient safety initiatives in rural hospitals.

@article{Klingner2009ImplementingPS,
  title={Implementing patient safety initiatives in rural hospitals.},
  author={Jill M Klingner and Ira S. Moscovice and Judith B. Tupper and Andrew F. Coburn and Mary K. Wakefield},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={
          352-7
        }
}
Implementation of patient safety initiatives can be costly in time and energy. Because of small volumes and limited resources, rural hospitals often are not included in nationally driven patient safety initiatives. This article describes the Tennessee Rural Hospital Patient Safety Demonstration project, whose goal was to strengthen capacity for patient safety initiatives in 8 small Tennessee rural hospitals using a multi-organizational collaborative model. The demonstration identified and… CONTINUE READING
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