BMJ Quality & Safety: a collection of key articles

April 30, 2014

Source:  The Health Foundation

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Date of publication:  April 2014

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  This page links to a special collection of the best articles published in BMJ Quality & Safety in 2013. The BMJ Quality and Safety journal is co-owned by the Health Foundation and the BMJ Group. The articles featured in this collection include: identification of doctors at risk of recurrent complaints: a national study of healthcare complaints in Australia; the global burden of unsafe medical care: analytic modelling of observational studies; systematic review of the application of the plan–do–study–act method to improve quality in healthcare; ‘care left undone’ during nursing shifts: associations with workload and perceived quality of care; culture and behaviour in the English National Health Service: overview of lessons from a large multimethod study.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

New Online Patient Safety Resource Centre

June 24, 2013

Source:  The Health Foundation

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Date of publication:  June 2013

Publication type:  Website

In a nutshell: The Health Foundation has launched a new online patient safety resource centre. The website pulls together existing evidence and new resources to help deliver safe and reliable care. The new resource centre provides fast, reliable access to accurate, up-to-date patient safety information for managers and healthcare professionals and is suitable for all levels of practice.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

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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