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We assessed the quality of life (QOL) of patients with epilepsy using the Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory (QOLIE-31). As the first step we compared our results with the data from an American survey in order to validate the test in Hungary. The results show that the Hungarian values were lower but that they followed the same trends as the American(More)
UNLABELLED Medication errors occur very frequently. The limited knowledge of contributing factors and risks prevents the development and testing of successful preventive strategies. OBJECTIVE To investigate the differences between the ordered and dispensed drugs, and to identify the risks during medication. METHODS Prospective direct observation at two(More)
INTRODUCTION The EuroHOPE research developed the standardised methodology of the analysis of the healthcare process. AIM The aims of the authors were to analyze the care of acute myocardial infarction in Hungary and to compare the results to those of the partner countries. METHOD The authors analyzed the application of early and late invasive(More)
Besides the rapid development of healing procedures and healthcare, efficiency of care, institutional performance and safe treatment are receiving more and more attention in the 21st century. Accreditation, a scientifically proven tool for improving patient safety, has been used effectively in healthcare for nearly a hundred years, but only started to(More)
INTRODUCTION For medication safety improvement medication reconciliation was proven to be an effective method transferable between different healthcare providers and ward profiles. AIM Gaining a better understanding of the process of reconciling medicines. Mapping the driving and restraining forces of introducing medication reconciliation. METHOD A(More)
The European Health Care Outcomes, Performance and Efficiency research was financed by the European Union between 2010 and 2013. In this program a new methodology was developed which made the analysis of regularly collected data and international benchmarking of the healthcare results of 5 socially and economically critical diagnosis group between the 7(More)
The principles and requirements of a patient safety related reporting and learning system were defined by the World Health Organization Draft Guidelines for Adverse Event Reporting and Learning Systems published in 2005. Since then more and more Hungarian health care organizations aim to improve their patient safety culture. In order to support this goal(More)
INTRODUCTION The accreditation system for health care providers was developed in Hungary aiming to increase safety, efficiency, and efficacy of care and optimise its organisational operation. AIM The aim of this study was to assess changes of organisational culture in pilot institutes of the accreditation program. METHOD 7 volunteer pilot institutes(More)
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