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NCC-MERP
National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention

NCQA
National Committee for Quality Assurance

NIH
National Institutes of Health

NIOSH
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NORA
National Occupational Research Agenda

NPSF
National Patient Safety Foundation

NTSB
National Transportation Safety Board

OPDRA
Office of Post-Marketing Drug Risk Assessment

OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PICU
pediatric intensive care unit

POS
point of service

PPO
preferred provider organization

PRO
peer review organization

QIO
Quality Improvement Organization

QuIC
Quality Interagency Coordinating Committee

USP
U.S. Pharmacopeia

VHA
Veterans Health Administration

References

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2. Reason, James T. Human Error. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press; 1990.

3. Bates, David W.; Spell, Nathan; Cullen, David J., et al. The Costs of Adverse Drug Events in Hospitalized Patients. JAMA. 277:307–311, 1997.

4. Weinger, Matthew B.; Pantiskas, Carl; Wiklund, Michael, et al. Incorporating Human Factors into the Design of Medical Devices. JAMA. 280(17): 1484, 1998.

5. Institute of Medicine. Assessing Medical Technologies. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 1985.

6. Institute of Medicine. Medicare: A Strategy for Quality Assurance, Volume II. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 1990.

7. Institute of Medicine, 1990.

8. American Society for Testing and Materials, www.astm.org/FAQ/3.html.



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