Janne Lehmann Knudsen

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The aim of the health services is to ensure an optimal result for its users. It is documented that involvement has a positive impact on treatment, and in many respects patients take another view on the concept of quality than does health personnel. In Denmark every fifth patient experiences insufficient involvement in his or her own course of treatment -(More)
BACKGROUND Countries around the world are currently aiming to improve patient safety by means of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement global trigger tool (GTT), which is considered a valid tool for evaluating and measuring patient safety within organisations. So far, only few data on the measurement properties and utility of the GTT have been published.(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with cancer are at risk of injury during treatment. Some injuries are preventable, but prevention requires knowledge about the hazards. Aims To identify hazards and injuries relating to Danish patients with cancer (types and severity) and to test three different methods of identifying cancer-specific hazards. METHODS Adverse events in(More)
PURPOSE Knowledge about cancer patients' preferences in health care is important because it enables care to be patient centered. However, the literature does not provide an overview. The aim of this study was to identify the dimensions of hospital-based cancer care that patients evaluate the most important using Patient-rated importance as a method. DATA(More)
INTRODUCTION Surveys of patients' experiences can be used for other purposes than to disclose patients' overall satisfaction. They can, for example, also be used to select focus areas in the health care sector. In this article two large national surveys of patient-experienced quality are compared. The advantages and disadvantages of the applied methods and(More)
In a modern health care system continuing measurement and monitoring of relevant clinical data comprise the base of documentation for the quality of care. Internationally there has been increasing focus on monitoring and measuring the quality of care using principals from clinical epidemiology, including quality monitoring using clinical indicators.(More)
Monitoring of the cancer patient pathway in Denmark is characterized by fragmentation along the pathway as well as across the usual dimensions of quality assessment (i.e. clinical, organizational and patient-perceived quality). There are many sources of data but no single organisation has a comprehensive overview. Especially at the beginning (the GPs) and(More)
Due to an increased cancer survival, more cancer patients are referred to follow-up after primary treatment. Knowledge of patient safety during follow-up is sparse. OBJECTIVE To examine patient-reported errors during cancer follow-up and identify factors associated with errors. DESIGN A national survey on cancer patients' experiences of treatment and(More)