Patient Safety: What Is It All about?

Schwappach, David (2015). Patient Safety: What Is It All about? Contributions to nephrology, 184, pp. 1-12. Karger 10.1159/000365497

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Patient safety is a major concern in health care systems worldwide. Patients with serious conditions, multimorbidity, and with intense and fragmented health care utilization, like end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, are at increased risk for suffering adverse events. In this chapter, the fundamental terms and concepts of patient safety are introduced. Essential epidemiological data relating to the frequency of adverse events and medical errors are provided. The chapter reports important safety threats for ESRD patients and describes examples of key innovations which contribute to patient safety. Recommendations and risk reduction strategies to improve care of ESRD patients are presented. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Schwappach, David

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

0302-5144

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

03 Mar 2015 11:57

Last Modified:

09 Sep 2017 06:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000365497

PubMed ID:

25676288

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.63988

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/63988

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