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Abd Hamid, Harris Shah (2012) Patient safety. In: Psychology in Malaysia : Current Research and Future Directions. Pearson Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 221-234. ISBN 978-967-349-207-7

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Diseases and sickness are part of a normal life. It is also normal to seek treatment for afflictions. However, qUite surprisingly, it is also normal for people to be exposed to additional harms in the process of being treated. A study of British hospitals revealed that 10.8% of patients admitted to hospitals experienced unintended injuries caused by medical mismanagement (Vincent, Neale, & Woloshynowych, 2001). Patients experienced single or multiple injuries that led to mild impairments, permanent impairments, and even death. Shockingly, 48% of the unintended injuries, or adverse events, were preventable.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4733/28192
Uncontrolled Keywords: Patient, safety
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Br Harris Shah Abd Hamid
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2013 17:00
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 09:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28192

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