The ambulatory care setting is an increasingly important component of the patient safety conversation. Inpatient safety is the primary focus of the vast majority of safety research and interventions, but the ambulatory setting is actually where most medical care is administered. Recent attention has shifted toward examining ambulatory care in order to implement better health care quality and safety practices. This annotated bibliography was created to analyze and augment the current literature on ambulatory care practices with regard to patient safety and quality improvement. By providing a thorough examination of current practices, potential improvement strategies in ambulatory care health care settings can be suggested. A better understanding of the myriad factors that influence delivery of patient care will catalyze future health care system development and implementation in the ambulatory setting.
Recommended CitationMontano, Maria F.; Mehdi, Harshal; and Nash, David B., "Annotated Bibliography: Understanding Ambulatory Care Practices in the Context of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement." (2016). College of Population Health Faculty Papers. Paper 75.