Improving patient safety in the EU: Assessing the expected effects of three policy areas for future action
Author(s)/Editor(s): Annalijn Conklin, Anna-Marie Vilamovska, Han de Vries, Evi Hatziandreu
Publisher: RAND Europe for the European Commission
Publication date: 2008
Number of pages: 148
This report presents findings of a study in which the authors assess the expected effects of three policy areas for future action towards improving patient safety in the EU-27. Their study was informed by a mixture of methods, including the existing European and international studies and evaluations on patient safety and related initiatives, as well as primary qualitative data based on 32 key informant interviews with identified experts.
The report will allow patient safety experts to understand the extent to which it is possible to provide a clear and compelling account of the expected impacts of
- establishing effective reporting and learning systems,
- redress mechanisms, and
- developing and using knowledge and evidence.