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Nursing patient safety research in rural health care settings.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Thornlow, DK
Published in: Annual review of nursing research
January 2008

Adverse events occur in virtually all health care arenas, and while rural health care settings are no exception, these facilities often face unique financial burdens and personnel shortages. That may hamper patient safety efforts. Many of the interventions recommended to improve patient safety have largely been based on research conducted in urban hospitals. This chapter demonstrates the extent and type of nursing research being conducted to advance rural-specific patient safety research. The studies were conducted in various settings, with topics ranging from error reporting in hospitals to safety screening in the community. Limitations of these works are discussed, and the chapter offers guidance for a future nursing research agenda to include the need for interdisciplinary research; cross-national and international collaboration; and, at a minimum, the necessity for nurse researchers to sample rural hospitals in larger studies of patient safety.

Duke Scholars

Published In

Annual review of nursing research

DOI

ISSN

0739-6686

Publication Date

January 2008

Volume

26

Start / End Page

195 / 218

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Safety Management
  • Rural Health Services
  • Rural Health
  • Research Design
  • Population Surveillance
  • Patient Care Team
  • Nursing Research
  • Nurse's Role
  • Medical Errors
 

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Thornlow, D. K. (2008). Nursing patient safety research in rural health care settings. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 26, 195–218. https://doi.org/10.1891/0739-6686.26.1.195
Thornlow, Deirdre K. “Nursing patient safety research in rural health care settings.Annual Review of Nursing Research 26 (January 2008): 195–218. https://doi.org/10.1891/0739-6686.26.1.195.
Thornlow DK. Nursing patient safety research in rural health care settings. Annual review of nursing research. 2008 Jan;26:195–218.
Thornlow, Deirdre K. “Nursing patient safety research in rural health care settings.Annual Review of Nursing Research, vol. 26, Jan. 2008, pp. 195–218. Epmc, doi:10.1891/0739-6686.26.1.195.
Thornlow DK. Nursing patient safety research in rural health care settings. Annual review of nursing research. 2008 Jan;26:195–218.

Published In

Annual review of nursing research

DOI

ISSN

0739-6686

Publication Date

January 2008

Volume

26

Start / End Page

195 / 218

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Safety Management
  • Rural Health Services
  • Rural Health
  • Research Design
  • Population Surveillance
  • Patient Care Team
  • Nursing Research
  • Nurse's Role
  • Medical Errors