[Patients as vigilant partners - patient involvement in patient safety]

Schwappach, D; Frank, O (2012). [Patients as vigilant partners - patient involvement in patient safety]. Therapeutische Umschau, 69(6), pp. 359-362. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0040-5930/a000298

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Patients can contribute to the improvement in patient safety. They are usually vigilant observers of the care they receive and can provide information about adverse events and safety-related processes. In addition, they can help to prevent errors by active engagement in safety. This potential for involvement in error prevention is increasingly acknowledged internationally. Educational material has been developed and can be used to instruct and motivate patients to monitor care for failures and errors and communicate their observations towards health care workers. Preliminary research suggests that this approach can be successful in improving patient safety.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Schwappach, David

ISSN:

0040-5930

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:35

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2017 16:40

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0040-5930/a000298

PubMed ID:

22653720

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.14045

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/14045 (FactScience: 220844)

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