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No Place Like Home: Advancing the Safety of Care in the Home (2018)

Caring for patients in their homes holds many potential benefits, yet the safety of care provided in the home has not received as much attention as patient safety in hospitals and other clinical settings. This report describes the findings of an expert panel and considers the physical and emotional safety of the care recipient, the family caregiver, and the home care worker, while recognizing the interconnected nature of the safety of all these individuals. The report also provides recommendations, strategies, and tools for realizing five guiding principles for advancing the safety of home care.    


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