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Handwashing Is No. 1 Prevention Tool

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After an international panel of patient safety experts analyzed 100 patient safety practices, they identified 10 practices that they strongly encouraged for immediate adoption. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) describes these recommended strategies in a report entitled "Making Health Care Safer II" (AHRQ Evidence Report No. 211). Top 10 Strategies: Use of checklists is strongly encouraged for reducing medical errors. Use of preoperative checklists and anesthesi more...
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