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Medical Safety and Neuroergonomics

Matthew Rizzo, Sean McEvoy, and John Lee

in Neuroergonomics: The brain at work

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177619
eISBN:
9780199864683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.003.0023
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter considers how neuroergonomics—the study of the brain and behavior at work in healthy and impaired states—is relevant to assessments and interventions in patient safety at the levels of ... More


Health risk and the patient safety agenda

Monica Shaw

in Risk, Safety and Clinical Practice: Health care through the lens of risk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198569008
eISBN:
9780191717499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569008.003.09
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reflects on the UK Government's approach to tackling patient safety, and the complexities that arise with respect to developing the evidence base on which it is supposed to depend. It ... More


Clinical governance and patient safety: An overview

Sarah Hammond

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter presents an overview of clinical governance. It discusses the meaning of clinical governance, origins of clinical governance, and the regulatory bodies tasked with the assessment of ... More


An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Elizabeth Haxby, David Hunter, and Siân Jaggar (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Clinical governance is integral to healthcare and all doctors must have an understanding of both basic principles, and how to apply them in daily practice. Within the Clinical Governance framework, ... More


Risk identification

Elizabeth Haxby and Richard Hartopp

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Risk identification is key to a comprehensive risk management program that include clinical, operational, and financial risks. All NHS institutions are required by the National Health Service ... More


User feedback/surveys

Alison Wright

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0038
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Patient feedback and the associated assessment of the performance of health care professionals has increased in prominence in recent years. This is attributed partly to concerns around patient safety ... More


Communicating safety: With the public and the media

Murray Anderson-Wallace

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0042
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the challenge of communicating with the media and the public about healthcare quality and safety. The task is made difficult by factors such as the complexity of messages, risk ... More


Quality control, safety, and better practice

John Wright

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.16
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the following topics: aspects of quality in health; quality improvement methods; clinical audit; patient safety; evidence-based practice; clinical guidelines; and getting ... More


Patient and public involvement (PPI)

Rachel Matthews

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0035
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the importance of patient and public involvement (PPI). PPI increases the accountability of the NHS to the taxpayer. PPI can support service improvement and the concept of ... More


Risk awareness

Suzette Woodward

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Risk awareness is the recognition of the potential for hazards, risks, and incidents that occur within the healthcare environment and result in patient harm. Being risk aware means that individuals ... More


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