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Journal Article
Review

Safety measurement and monitoring in healthcare: a framework to guide clinical teams and healthcare organisations in maintaining safety.

Vincent C, Burnett S, Carthey J. BMJ quality & safety. 2014;23:670-7.

This narrative review summarizes an in-depth report on measuring safety and monitoring improvements. The authors outline five considerations identified as key elements of enhancing organizational safety: rates of previous patient harm, reliability of systems and processes, continuous safety monitoring, preparedness for future hazards, and learning and responding to reported safety information.