Journal Article

Does compliance to patient safety tasks improve and sustain when radiotherapy treatment processes are standardized?

Simons PAM; Houben R; Benders J; Pijls-Johannesma M; Vandijck D; Marneffe W; Backes H; Groothuis S.

This quality improvement study found that adherence to patient safety measures while providing radiation therapy—such as verifying patient identification—increased when work processes were standardized. This finding echoes prior work in applying human factors principles to health care.