Lessons from the Australian Patient Safety Foundation: setting up a national patient safety surveillance system--is this the right model?

@article{Runciman2002LessonsFT,
  title={Lessons from the Australian Patient Safety Foundation: setting up a national patient safety surveillance system--is this the right model?},
  author={William B Runciman},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={246-51}
}
The evolution of the concepts and processes underpinning the Australian Patient Safety Foundation's systems over the last 15 years are traced. An ideal system should have the following attributes: an independent organisation to coordinate patient safety surveillance; agreed frameworks for patient safety and surveillance systems; common, agreed standards and terminology; a single, clinically useful classification for things that go wrong in health care; a national repository for information… CONTINUE READING

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