An international language for patient safety

  title={An international language for patient safety},
  author={Sir Liam Donaldson},
  journal={International Journal for Quality in Health Care},
  pages={1 - 1}
The past 10 years has seen a rapid growth in research and action on patient safety throughout the world [1]. This is a welcome development. However, comparative analysis of risks to patient safety has been constrained by the absence of a common, internationally agreed set of patient safety concepts. In fact, patient safety appears to be a field of scientific endeavour in which identical terms are often understood to mean quite different things, depending on the standpoint of individuals… CONTINUE READING
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