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HRET - January 01, 2007

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The majority of patients receive most of their health care in physician practice settings, in preventive care, or follow-up to inpatient stays or ambulatory procedures. Sources of variation in outpatient care settings-logistic complexity of care, increasingly complex job functions of primary care providers, increased number of patient "hand-offs," and a lack of necessary physician support systems-are often sources of increased risk to patient safety. Despite known risks, patient safety in physician practice settings has been largely unexplored until now.

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