Promoting patient safety through prospective risk identification: example from peri-operative care.

@article{Smith2010PromotingPS,
  title={Promoting patient safety through prospective risk identification: example from peri-operative care.},
  author={Andrew F. Smith and Maggie Boult and Ian M. Woods and Stephanie Johnson},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={69-73}
}
BACKGROUND Investigation of patient safety incidents has focused on retrospective analyses once incidents have occurred. Prospective risk analysis techniques complement this but have not been widely used in healthcare. STUDY DESIGN Prospective risk identification of non-operative risks associated with adult elective surgery under general anaesthesia using a customised structured "what if" checklist and development of risk matrix. Prioritisation of recommendations arising by cost, ease and… CONTINUE READING