Patient safety

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Patients for Patient Safety

Radiotherapy adverse event - report by Prof B. Toft

Patient safety solutions

Commentary: Safer surgery saves more lives (Cirugías más seguras salvan más vidas)

Peter Pronovost one of world's 100 most influential

Peruvian Network of Patients and Healthcare Consumers

Patients for Patient Safety EURO Workshop

The Pulse, Al-Jazeera, on YouTube - 14 Jan 2008

Commentary On Sentinel & Serious Events Reported By District Health Boards - 2006/07

February 2008, Ministry of Health, New Zealand

Adverse Health Events in Minnesota: Fourth Annual Public Report.

St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health; January 2008.

Toward Higher-Performance Health Systems: Adults' Health Care Experiences in Seven Countries, 2007

November 2007, The Commonwealth Fund, USA

PAHO Patient Safety Newsletter

October 2007

The Ernest Amory Codman Award

September 2007, Joint Commission, USA

Report on clinical incident involving Heparin

August 2007, United Kingdom

Sixth Quality Colloquium at Harvard University Announces Patient Safety Certificate Program

June 2007, USA

Patients meet to promote mother and child health in the Americas

June 2007, Chicago, USA

WHO Director-General hears first hand about need for patient safety

June 2007, London, UK

Patient safety activities in France: an overview

May 2007

Denmark: Operation Life

16 April 2007

UK launches most comprehensive report yet on patient falls in hospital

February 2007, National Patient Safety Agency

Stories for Safety: Sharing the evidence about nursing and patient safety

February 2007, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

Scottish National Hand Hygiene Campaign

15 January 2007, Scotland, UK

Improving quality and safety - Progress in implementing clinical governance in primary care: Lessons for the new Primary Care Trusts

11 January 2007, UK

Health Care in Canada Survey 2006

23 November 2006
A national survey of health care providers, managers, and the public.

Guidelines for the UK National Health Service

22 November 2006
In support of the Memorandum of Understanding - Investigating patient safety incidents involving unexpected death or serious untoward harm

Proposed Patient Safety Authority in Ireland

14 November 2006
Fine Gael and the Labour Party today proposed the establishment of a Patient Safety Authority.

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa

October 2006

Canadian Patient Safety Week

20-27 October 2006
Patient Safety: Its in Your Hands Clean them well. Clean them often

Report: Medication Errors Injure 1.5 Million People and Cost Billions of Dollars Annually

July 2006, USA

Improving Quality Network Forum

June 2006, New Zealand

Australian Patient Safety Bulletin

June 2006

Spanish Medical and Nursing Scientific Societies pledge support to patient safety

May 2006

Recommendations on the management of patient safety and prevention of adverse events in health care in Europe

May 2006

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa

April 2006

London Declaration: Patients for Patient Safety

February 2006

Developing a national infection control policy in South Africa

November 2005

A Safer Place for Patients: learning to improve patient safety

3 November 2005, UK

Quality Improvement Scotland reveals progress on health care infection

9 June 2005, Scotland, UK

Removing Insult from Injury: Disclosing Adverse Events

6 June 2005, USA

The Council for Health Service Accreditation assists WHO with global safety campaign

7 April 2005, South Africa

Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care launches Patient Safety Education Framework for national consultations

12 November 2004

China Focuses on Improving Drug Safety

October 2006

Patients for Patient Safety Newsletter

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