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

Kim, J, Terry, D, Jang, S, Gilbert, J and Cruickshank, M 2020 , 'A critical appraisal of what organisational approaches are pivotal to improve patient safety' , Journal of Hospital Administration, vol. 9, no. 1 , pp. 26-34 , doi: 10.5430/jha.v9n1p26.

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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 Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Kim, J and Terry, D and Jang, S and Gilbert, J and Cruickshank, M
Keywords: patient safety, safety culture, safety system, event reporting, management support, predictive risk factors
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Hospital Administration
Publisher: Sciedu Press
ISSN: 1927-6990
DOI / ID Number: 10.5430/jha.v9n1p26
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