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Patient safety strategies in psychiatry and how they construct the notion of preventable harm: a scoping review.

Svensson J. Patient safety strategies in psychiatry and how they construct the notion of preventable harm: a scoping review. J Patient Saf. Epub 2021 Aug 5. doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000000885. 

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November 3, 2021
Svensson J. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(3):245-252.

Safety and quality of care for psychiatric patients is a relatively understudied area of patient safety research. This scoping review explores patient safety strategies used in psychiatry. The review identified seven key strategies that rely on staff performance, competence, and compliance – (1) risk management, (2) healthcare practitioners, (3) patient observation, (4) patient involvement, (5) computerized methods, (6) admission and discharge, and (7) security. These strategies primarily target reductions in suicide, self-harm, violence, and falls.

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Svensson J. Patient safety strategies in psychiatry and how they construct the notion of preventable harm: a scoping review. J Patient Saf. Epub 2021 Aug 5. doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000000885.