Building Safer Healthcare Systems

A Proactive, Risk Based Approach to Improving Patient Safety

Authors: Spurgeon, P., Sujan, M.-A., Cross, S., Flanagan, H.

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  • Provides a new approach to patient safety in healthcare systems
  • Includes real-world case studies and illustrations of risk reduction and safety culture
  • Outlines what steps are required to adopt this new approach
  • Offers readers vital insights into proactive patient safety 
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About this book

This book offers a new, practical approach to healthcare reform. Departing from the priorities applied in traditional approaches, it instead assesses – both theoretically and practically – the successful lessons learned in other safety-critical industries, and applies them to healthcare settings. The authors focus on the importance of human factors and performance measures to establish proactive, systematic methods for healthcare system design. This approach helps to identify potential hazards before accidents occur, enhancing patient safety.

In addition, the book details the new approach on the basis of real-world applications in the NHS and insights from NHS staff. Case studies and results are presented, demonstrating the significant improvements that can be achieved in risk reduction and safety culture.

Lastly, the book outlines what steps healthcare organisations need to take in order to successfully adopt this new approach. The approach and experiential learning is brought together through the development of a new holistic patient safety education syllabus.

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“The intended audience is healthcare leaders charged with the responsibility of overseeing safety and risk in their settings. … I found this book to be innovative, persuasive, and hard to put down.” (Robert J Worgen, Doody's Book Reviews, February 7, 2020)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 117,69 €
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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Softcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Safer Healthcare Systems
Book Subtitle
A Proactive, Risk Based Approach to Improving Patient Safety
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18244-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18244-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18243-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-18246-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 183
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