Quality & Safety in Health Care

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  1. Implementing a national strategy for patient safety: lessons from the National Health Service in England.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):135 (2005) PMID 15805460 PMCID PMC1743990

    Improving patient safety has become a core issue for many modern healthcare systems. However, knowledge of the best ways for government initiated efforts to improve patient safety is still evolving, although there is considerable commonality in the challenges faced by countries. Actions to impro...
  2. Insights from the sharp end of intravenous medication errors: implications for infusion pump technology.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):80 (2005) PMID 15805451 PMCID PMC1743987

    Intravenous (IV) medication errors are a common type of error identified in hospitals and can lead to considerable harm. Over the past 20 years there have been several hundred FDA reported incidents involving IV pumps, many of which have led to patient deaths. To determine the actual types, freq...
  3. Relationship between tort claims and patient incident reports in the Veterans Health Administration.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):117 (2005) PMID 15805457 PMCID PMC1743988

    The Veterans Health Administration's patient incident reporting system was established to obtain comprehensive data on adverse events that affect patients and to act as a harbinger for risk management. It maintains a dataset of tort claims that are made against Veterans Administration's employee...
  4. Are the risks of hospital practice adequately recognised by incident reporting?

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):78 (2005) PMID 15805450 PMCID PMC1743989

  5. Pursuing integration of performance measures into electronic medical records: beta-adrenergic receptor antagonist medications.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):99 (2005) PMID 15805454 PMCID PMC1743979

    Electronic medical records seldom integrate performance indicators into daily operations. Assessing quality indicators traditionally requires resource intensive chart reviews of small samples. We sought to use an electronic medical record to assess use of beta-adrenergic antagonist medications (...
  6. Impact of reporting hospital performance.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):77 (2005) PMID 15805449 PMCID PMC1743986

  7. Relationship between accreditation scores and the public disclosure of accreditation reports: a cross sectional study.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):87 (2005) PMID 15805452 PMCID PMC1743992

    To examine the association between accreditation scores and the disclosure of accreditation reports. A cross sectional study. Hospitals participating in an accreditation programme in Japan. 547 of the 817 hospitals accredited by the Japan Council for Quality Health Care (JCQHC) by January 2003. ...
  8. Use of a systematic risk analysis method to improve safety in the production of paediatric parenteral nutrition solutions.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):93 (2005) PMID 15805453 PMCID PMC1743981

    Until recently, the preparation of paediatric parenteral nutrition formulations in our institution included re-transcription and manual compounding of the mixture. Although no significant clinical problems have occurred, re-engineering of this high risk activity was undertaken to improve its saf...
  9. "Going solid": a model of system dynamics and consequences for patient safety.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):130 (2005) PMID 15805459 PMCID PMC1743994

    Rather than being a static property of hospitals and other healthcare facilities, safety is dynamic and often on short time scales. In the past most healthcare delivery systems were loosely coupled-that is, activities and conditions in one part of the system had only limited effect on those else...
  10. Effect on the process of care of an active strategy to implement clinical guidelines on physiotherapy for low back pain: a cluster randomised controlled trial.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):107 (2005) PMID 15805455 PMCID PMC1743983

    To evaluate the effect on the process of care of an active strategy to implement clinical guidelines on physiotherapy for low back pain. A cluster randomised controlled trial comparing an active strategy with standard dissemination. Primary care physiotherapy practices. 113 physiotherapists were...
  11. Who is responsible for the safety of infusion devices? It's high time for action!

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):76 (2005) PMID 15805448 PMCID PMC1743982

  12. Effective health care: management of head and neck cancers.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):144 (2005) PMID 15805462 PMCID PMC1743991

    The management of head and neck cancer, published in a recent issue of Effective Health Care, is reviewed.
  13. Pasteur and parachutes: when statistical process control is better than a randomized controlled trial.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):140 (2005) PMID 15805461 PMCID PMC1743976

  14. Will the future continue to repeat the past?

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):74 (2005) PMID 15805446 PMCID PMC1743996

  15. Can quality improvement be used to change the wider healthcare system?

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):75 (2005) PMID 15805447 PMCID PMC1743980

  16. A web-based incident reporting system and multidisciplinary collaborative projects for patient safety in a Japanese hospital.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):123 (2005) PMID 15805458 PMCID PMC1743978

    When patient safety programs were mandated for Japanese health care institutions, a safety culture, a tool for collecting incident reports, an organizational arrangement for multidisciplinary collaboration, and interventional methods for improvement had to be established. Observational study of ...
  17. Do split-side rails present an increased risk to patient safety?

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(2):113 (2005) PMID 15805456 PMCID PMC1743995

    Concerns have been raised about the safety of split-side bed rails for patients in the UK. To investigate whether split-side rails were more likely to be associated with entrapment and injury of patients than other bed rail types. To establish whether there was a difference in the site of injury...
  18. Sustainable maternity services in remote and rural Scotland? A qualitative survey of staff views on required skills, competencies and training.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(1):34 (2005) PMID 15692001 PMCID PMC1743960

    To explore staff views on their roles, skills and training to deliver high quality and local intrapartum services in remote and rural settings against national recommendations. Interview and postal survey. A stratified representative sample of remote and rural maternity units in Scotland (Decemb...
  19. It's about more than money: financial incentives and internal motivation.

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(1):4 (2005) PMID 15691995 PMCID PMC1743971

  20. The healthcare quality measurement industry: time to slow the juggernaut?

    Quality & Safety in Health Care 14(1):3 (2005) PMID 15691994 PMCID PMC1743967