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

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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]


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DOI: doi:10.5430/jha.v9n1p26

Abstract

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.

Item Details

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 Division:Health
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)
ID Code:142629
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2021-02-02
Last Modified:2021-02-23
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