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Safety measurement and monitoring in healthcare: a framework to guide clinical teams and healthcare organisations in maintaining safety
Patients, clinicians and managers all want to be reassured that their healthcare organisation is safe. But there is no consensus about what we mean when we ask whether a healthcare organisation is safe or how this is ...
Predicting clinical deterioration after initial assessment in out-of-hours primary care: a retrospective service evaluation
Background: Accurate assessment of the need for admission is challenging in out-of-hours (OOH) primary care. Understanding more about patient contacts where the decision to continue care in the community may have been ...
Building improvement capacity in mental health services
Improving the delivery of existing treatment may often bring much greater benefits than developing new treatments and technologies. To achieve this, clinical teams and organisations need to build capacity for sustained and ...
Absconding: reducing failure to return in adult mental health wards
Failing to return from leave from acute psychiatric wards can have a range of negative consequences for patients, relatives and staff. This study used quality improvement methodology to improve the processes around patient ...
Paediatric enteral feeding at home: an analysis of patient safety incidents
Aims To describe the nature and causes of patient safety incidents relating to care at home for children with enteral feeding devices. Methods We analysed incident data relating to paediatric nasogastric, gastrostomy ...
Patient safety regulation in the NHS: mapping the regulatory landscape of healthcare
Objectives The current research project sought to map out the regulatory landscape for patient safety in the English National Health Service (NHS). Method We used a systematic desk-based search using a variety of sources ...