Patient Safety is hard

suzette woodward

Its time we stopped beating ourselves up.  Patient Safety or improving the safety of patient care is hard. In today’s world we have spell checkers and prompts to help us with difficult problems.  We have search engines which help us find the most obscure and wonderful facts and figures.  There are even designs that help us get things right; large handles to pull a door (rather than flat plates to push), cordless kettles, brakes and accelerator pedals in the same place on every car.  But for many problems in life and in particular in areas like patient safety there is no easy solution.  So what are some of the things to consider?

expertise – we really should be respecting patient safety as a science that needs scientists – a person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more fields.  But with very little on offer to help people…

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Interested in TQM, lean, Quality Improvement, Healthcare, Regulation, Accreditation, Inspection Improvement Science, QI, improvement capability.
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