Practical Patient Safety

Practical Patient Safety

John Reynard, John Reynolds, and Peter Stevenson

Print publication date: Mar 2009

ISBN: 9780199239931

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Following recent high profile cases of surgical error in the UK and USA, patient safety has become a key issue in healthcare, now placed at heart of junior doctor's training. Errors made by doctors are very similar to those made in other high risk organisations, such as aviation, nuclear and petrochemical industries. Practical Patient Safety aims to demonstrate how core principles of safety from these industries can be applied in surgical and medical practice, in particular through training for health care professionals and healthcare managers.