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CDC Seeks to Improve Ambulatory Care Safety
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Much attention has been paid to improving safety of inpatient care, but for outpatient care, conditions have not been as rigorously policed, according to guidelines issued Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even safe injection practices cannot be taken for granted.

The evidence-based guidelines and checklist are designed to help educate clinicians about minimum expectations for safe care to prevent errors and protect patients, especially since procedures are even more frequently being performed in ambulatory settings rather than inside hospitals, the CDC said in a statement.