Kim, J and Terry, D and Jang, S and Gilbert, J and Cruickshank, M, A critical appraisal of what organisational approaches are pivotal to improve patient safety, Journal of Hospital Administration, 9, (1) pp. 26-34. ISSN 1927-6990 (2020) [Refereed Article]
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.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||patient safety, safety culture, safety system, event reporting, management support, predictive risk factors|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public health|
|Research Field:||Public health not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|Objective Field:||Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Jang, S (Dr Sunny Jang)|
|Deposited By:||Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre|
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