Improving patient safety in developing countries—moving towards an integrated approach.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Communication Improvement
- Human Factors Engineering
- Culture of Safety
- Transparency and Accountability
Health care safety is a global concern. This review examined the literature on improvement experience from developed countries and identified common themes. The authors recommend a patient-centered, systems-oriented approach built on leadership, teamwork, transparency, and communication as key elements for effectively implementing improvement efforts in developing countries.