Prioritizing Patient Safety Interventions in Small Rural Hospitals
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Reports the results of a study seeking to determine if 26 patient safety practices recommended by an expert panel as relevant to rural hospitals would be validated in terms of rural relevance and implementability by administrators and quality managers in small rural facilities in Maine, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. This research was supported by funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Office of Rural Health Policy.
Maine Rural Health Research Center, Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
Michelle Casey, Mary Wakefield, Andrew Coburn, Ira Moscovice, Stephanie Loux