Seven steps to patient safety? ... If only

Dewing, Jan
May 2014
International Practice Development Journal;May2014, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The author reflects on several steps to patient safety which include building a safety culture, integrating risk management activity, and implementing solutions to prevent harm. He says that patient safety advances depend upon a collective ability to learn from mistakes, whether mistakes or near misses resulting in actual harm to a patient. He suggests managers to re-evaluate their organizational policies on patient safety to promote a culture in which people can learn from mistakes.


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