|About the book|
Winner of the Basis of Medicine Award in the BMA Book Medical Book Competition 2006!
In many countries, during the last decade there has been a growing public realization that healthcare organisations are often dangerous places to be. Reports published in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the USA have served to focus public and policy attention on the safety of patients and to highlight the alarmingly high incidence of errors and adverse events that lead to some kind of harm or injury.
This book presents a research-based perspective on patient safety, drawing together the most recent ideas and thinking from researchers on how to research and understand patient safety issues, and how research findings are used to shape policy and practice. The book examines key issues, including:
Contributors: Sally Adams, Tony Avery, Maureen Baker, Paul Beatty, Ruth Boaden, Tanya Claridge, Gary Cook, Caroline Davy, Susan Dovey, Aneez Esmail, Rachel Finn, Martin Fletcher, Sally Giles, John Hickner, Rachel Howard, Amanda Howe, Michael A. Jones, Sue Kirk, Rebecca Lawton, Martin Marshall, Caroline Morris, Dianne Parker, Shirley Pearce, Bob Phillips, Steve Rogers, Richard Thomson, Charles Vincent, Kieran Walshe, Justin Waring, Alison Watkin, Fiona Watts, Liz West, Maria Woloshynowych.
|About the authors|
Kieran Walshe is director and professor of health policy and management at Manchester Business School's Centre for Public Policy and Management.
Dr Ruth Boaden is Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at University of Manchester.
|Table of contents|
List of contributors
Part 1: Perspectives on patient safety
Clinical perspectives on patient safety
Sociological contributions to patient safety
Psychological approaches to patient safety
The quality management contribution to patient safety
Technology, informatics and patient safety
Patient safety and the law
Part 2: Approaches to evaluating patient safety
Developing and using taxonomies of errors
Incident reporting and analysis
Using chart review and clinical databases to study medical error
Techniques used in the investigation and analysis of critical incidents in healthcare
Learning from litigation: The role of claims analysis in patient safety
Ethnographic methods in patient safety
Evaluating safety culture
Part 3: Patient safety in practice
Patient safety: education, training and professional development
Pathways to patient safety: The use of rules and guidelines in healthcare
Team performance, communication and patient safety
and the way forward