BMJ Analysis: Why patient safety is such a tough nut to crack

Source:   BMJ  Volume 342, d3447

Follow this link for abstract

Date of publication:  June 2011

Publication type:   Journal article

In a nutshell:  While patient safety is on the forefront of health care worldwide there are still a high number of preventable adverse incidents causing patient harm.  This article looks at four challenges to patient safety and the implementation of interventions – visibility; ambiguity; complexity and autonomy.

Length of publication:  1 web page

Some important notes:  This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS Library

Acknowledgements:  NELM News service

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