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This Web-assisted audio teleconference consisted of three sessions broadcast via the World Wide Web and telephone September 20, 30, and October 1, 2002. The program explored the business case for patient safety, how to overcome barriers, and practical solutions to help States and health care facilities improve patient safety. The User Liaison Program of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed and sponsored the program.
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Session 1: What Is the Business Case for Patient Safety?
Session 1 Streaming Video (Length, about 1.5 hours; Text Version).
Session 2: How Can States and Institutions Work Together to Create a Culture of Safety?
Session 2 Streaming Video (Length, about 1.5 hours; Text Version).
Session 3: What Do Workforce Issues Have to Do with Patient Safety?
Session 3 Streaming Video (Length, about 1.5 hours; Text Version).
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Current as of March 2003
Can You Minimize Health Care Costs by Improving Patient Safety? Web Conference, broadcast on September 20, 30, and October 1, 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/costsafetele/