Contemporary Issues in Medicine: Quality of Care (PDF)

Contemporary Issues in Medicine: Quality of Care (PDF)

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Number of pages:20
Year published:2001
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Not even 50 years ago the greatest harm when one was sick was from the disease itself. Today sick patients are vulnerable on two fronts: one from the disease and the other from the very care giving system in which they place their trust. Though quality of care issues are not new to medicine, there is concern that safeguards designed to protect patients need improvement, and that medical school graduates are ill-prepared to address the system shortcomings that put patients at risk in the first place.