Patient Safety in an Academic Medical Practice

  • Emily FondahnEmail author
  • Claire Horton


Many different types of patient safety events can occur in the outpatient setting. This chapter reviews types of outpatient errors and strategies for prevention. Additionally, basic principles of risk management and educational opportunities focused on patient safety are discussed.


Medical errors Transitions of care Disclosure of adverse events 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Washington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Richard H. Fine People’s Clinic, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, University of California San Francisco School of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA

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