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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182a8df96

Failure to Rescue as the Conceptual Basis for Nursing Clinical Peer Review

Thielen, Jackie MSN, RN, APRN-NP

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It is incumbent for health care professionals to identify and reduce risk of harm. Left unchecked, minor risk may progress to increased care needs and subsequent morbidity. Recognizing nursing's front-line impact, a nursing clinical peer review committee was developed in an acute care hospital to analyze retrospectively select patient cases for opportunities to reduce risk in future similar situations. Risk-adjusted mortality and code blue calls decreased.

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