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More action needed on adverse events in nursing homes, outpatient settings, expert tells Senators

Nursing homes and other non-hospital providers largely have been overlooked in efforts to improve patient safety, and this needs to change, an expert told a Senate panel Thursday. Today, “little is known” about the “distinct safety issues” in nursing homes and other non-hospital settings, said Tejal Gandhi, M.D., MPH, president of the National Patient Safety Foundation and a professor at Harvard Medical School.

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