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


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


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.
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.
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.
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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