A systems approach to evaluating ionizing radiation: six focus areas to improve quality, efficiency, and patient safety.
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Radiation therapy has been described as an emerging patient safety issue due to harm associated with its use. This commentary describes a comprehensive analysis that identified risks related to ionizing radiation delivery and recommends solutions to enhance its safety.
Patient safety begins with proper planning: a quantitative method to improve hospital design.
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Using Lean to improve medication administration safety: in search of the "perfect dose."
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