Safer Clinical Systems: evaluation findings

February 20, 2015

Source:  The Health Foundation

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Date of publication:  December 2014

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: The Health Foundation’s Safer Clinical Systems programme explores how approaches from other industries could be used to improve safety in the NHS. The evaluation team make a number of recommendations in this report and say that further analysis is needed to assess whether this approach is better or more cost-effective than other approaches to improving safety.

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What ‘safety cases’ mean for healthcare.

February 25, 2013

Source: Health Service Journal

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Date of publication:  January 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at how safety cases, which it says are common in industry, can be applied to healthcare. New research commissioned by the Health Foundation explores the potential benefits of using the safety case approach in healthcare.

Length of publication:  1 web page

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Using safety cases in industry and healthcare

December 24, 2012

Source: The Health Foundation

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Date of publication: December 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The results of a study that reviewed the use of safety cases in six safety-critical industries, as well as the emerging use of safety cases in healthcare are presented in this report. The study aimed to describe safety case use in other industries, to make pragmatic recommendations for the adoption of safety cases in healthcare and to outline possible healthcare application scenarios.

Length of publication: 1 web page