Gain a thorough understanding of the key principles of patient safety with the subject's pioneer text Now in full color Understanding Patient Safety, Second Edition is the essential book for anyone seeking to learn the core clinical, organizational, and systems issues of patient safety. Written in an engaging and accessible style by one of the world's leading authorities on patient safety and quality, Understanding Patient Safety is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well as tables, graphics, references, and tools. This classic reference is designed to make the patient safety field understandable to medical, nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration, and other trainees, and to be the go-to book for experienced clinicians and non-clinicians alike. The second edition has been revised to include coverage of the latest issues and trends, including: Information technology Measurements of safety, errors, and harm Checklist-based interventions Safety targets Policy issues in patient Balancing "no blame" and accountability Understanding Patient Safety, Second Edition delivers key insights to help you understand and prevent a broad range of errors, including those related to medication, surgery, diagnostics, nursing, and those made at the man-machine interface. You will also find a practical overview on how to implement an effective safety program in both hospital and ambulatory settings.