Måling af patientsikkerhed--hvorfor og hvordan?

Translated title of the contribution: Measuring patient safety--why and how?

Solvejg Kristensen, Jan Mainz, Paul Bartels

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Abstract

Patient safety measurement from e.g. indicators, audits and questionnaires is used for risk management. Five years after the Danish Act on Patient Safety came into force, it remains unknown if health care is getting safer. The perspective of implementing patient safety methods for systematic monitoring is that it will become possible to continuously estimate the prevalence and incidence of patient safety problems. The lesson learnt in quality improvement is that it will pay back in terms of improvement in patient safety. For this purpose validated methods are needed.
Udgivelsesdato: 2009-May-11
Translated title of the contributionMeasuring patient safety--why and how?
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for læger
Volume171
Issue number20
Pages (from-to)1674-1677
Number of pages3
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 11. May 2009

Keywords

  • Denmark
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Humans
  • Medical Errors
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Management

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