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How safe are clinical systems? Primary research into the reliability of systems within seven NHS organisations

Burnett, Susan and Cooke, Matthew W and Deelchand, Vashist and Franklin, Bryony Dean and Holmes, Alison and Moorthy, Krishna and Savarit, Emmanuelle and Sujan, Mark-Alexander and Vats, Amit and Vincent, Charles (2011) How safe are clinical systems? Primary research into the reliability of systems within seven NHS organisations. The Health Foundation. pp. 1-176.

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Abstract

The knowledge that poor systems can cause harm is not new, but the size of this problem has not been established systematically. This report provides groundbreaking evidence of the extent to which important clinical systems and processes fail, and the potential these failings have to harm patients.
This study forms part of the Health Foundation’s work to help healthcare organisations improve the quality of services they offer. Our Safer Patients Initiative has highlighted the need to take a clinical systems approach to improving safety, since it is failings in these systems that often contribute to breakdowns in patient safety.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WX Health services
Divisions: Emergency Services
Depositing User: Sophie Rollason
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 09:49
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 09:49
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/805

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