Quality & Safety in Health Care
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Are patients and healthcare providers satisfied with health sector reform implemented in family health centres?
Patients' and healthcare providers' satisfactions are important outcomes for any healthcare programmes. In Egypt, the Health Sector Reform Program (HSRP) has been implemented since 1999 in primary healthcare (PHC) centres adopting the family health approach. To assess the clients' satisfaction towar...
Assessing teamwork attitudes in healthcare: development of the TeamSTEPPS teamwork attitudes questionnaire.
The report, To Err is Human, indicated that a large number of deaths are caused by medical error. A central tenet of this report was that patient safety was not only a function of sophisticated healthcare technology and treatments, but also the degree to which healthcare professionals could perform...
How different are complications that affect the older adult inpatient?
We found that while some common complications are not age specific (electrolyte disorders and cardiac arrhythmias), others (urinary tract and lower respiratory tract infections) are more common in the older adult inpatient. For inpatients aged >70 years, the risks of complications increase. The inci...
Considerations for the design of safe and effective consumer health IT applications in the home.
Consumer health IT applications have the potential to improve quality, safety and efficiency of consumers' interactions with the healthcare system. Yet little attention has been paid to human factors and ergonomics in the design of consumer health IT, potentially limiting the ability of health IT to...
Patient safety and incident reporting: survey of Italian healthcare workers.
Incident-reporting systems (IRS) are tools that allow front-line healthcare workers to voluntary report adverse events and near misses. The WHO has released guidelines that outline the basic principles on how to design and implement successful IRS in healthcare organisations. A written survey was ad...
Prospective pilot intervention study to prevent medication errors in drugs administered to children by mouth or gastric tube: a programme fo...
Drug administration in children is an error-prone task for nurses and parents because individual dose adjustment is often necessary, and suitable formulations for children are frequently lacking. Hence, in the absence of measures for their prevention, medication errors are likely to occur. To assess...
Lessons learnt from attempting to assess the evidence base for a complex intervention introduced into New Zealand general practice.
Currently, in New Zealand general practice, the introduction of new initiatives is such that interventions may be introduced without an evidence base. A critical role is to respond to the challenges of chronic illness with self-management a key component. The 'Flinders Model' of self-management coll...
Electronic consultation as an alternative to hospital referral for patients with chronic kidney disease: a novel application for networked e...
Chronic kidney disease is increasingly recognised in the UK, leading to a greater demand for specialist services. Traditional means of meeting this demand rely on GP referral of patients to see a nephrologist. Hospital assessment may be inconvenient for patients and inefficient for health services....
Introducing new technology safely.
This report considers the introduction of new technology and the implications for patient safety. A distinction is made between 'conceptually' new and 'contextually' new technology. The life cycle of technology from development to routine use is discussed and the key role for regulation, health tech...
Improving healthcare worker hand hygiene: show me more!