Clinical Risk Management. Enhancing Patient Safety.
Vincent CA, ed. London: British Medical Journal Publications; 2001.
Vincent has updated his text on risk management, infusing it with concepts directly related to patient safety improvement. Forty-five authors contributed to the text. Its survey incorporates an essay on human error by James Reason. This section provides the baseline for subsequent discussions on risk management in safety on various clinical specialties. Principles of safe medical practice center on topics such as teamwork, culture change, communications, and
human factors engineering
, which are key components to seeking improvements through a safety lens. The book is anchored by tangible examples of the application of these ideas within the context of a risk management program and incident analysis.
Hospital staff should use more than one method to detect adverse events and potential adverse events: incident reporting, pharmacist surveillance and local real-time record review may all have a place.
Olsen S, Neale G, Schwab K, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2007;16:40-44.
NHS drug error 'crackdown' urged.
BBC News. August 11, 2006.
Simple mistakes, serious consequences: positive ID is no laughing matter.
Edozien L. Saferhealthcare. June 2, 2006.
SPECIAL OR THEME ISSUE
Interprofessional Approaches to Patient Safety.
J Interprof Care. 2006;20:455-571.
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