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A critical appraisal of what organisational approaches are pivotal to improve patient safety

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posted on 2023-05-20, 20:36 authored by Kim, J, Terry, D, Sun JangSun Jang, Gilbert, J, Cruickshank, M
Background: Patient safety remains a priority for healthcare organisations globally. There remains little consensus regarding the extent of this issue and the resultant impact on both individuals and communities.
Aim:
Our study aims to provide healthcare organisations and decision makers with increased information regarding predictive risk factors to enhance patient safety, and develop an organisational culture of safety.
Methods:
This paper reviews current literature regarding patient safety and presents predictive risk factors and recommendations for healthcare organisations globally to measure and monitor patient safety.
Results: Three categories of organisational factors promoting safety culture were identified – Focusing on system/culture, management support and team work and event reporting.
Conclusions:
This review strove to identify and discuss the predictive risk factors for patient safety and support the importance of a positive organisational culture and strong leadership in monitoring and reducing patient care errors and improving patient care in healthcare setting.

History

Publication title

Journal of Hospital Administration

Volume

9

Pagination

26-34

ISSN

1927-6990

Department/School

Wicking Dementia Research Education Centre

Publisher

Sciedu Press

Place of publication

Canada

Rights statement

Copyright 2020 Sciedu Press

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  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified

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