Patient safety

Conference paper

Influence of the built environment on patient safety and well-being: a functional perspective

In healthcare facilities, patient safety and well-being are known to be influenced by the built environment (BE). However, mechanisms linking BE to patient safety and wellbeing are not well-understood, which hinders the prevention and mitigation of undesired outcomes.
Briefing paper

Measuring value in new health technology assessments: a focus on robotic surgery in public hospitals

This paper draws on the experience of Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) in Queensland and the processes it undertook to purchase the Mako robotic system for hip and knee replacements and how it was implemented into a major public hospital. The case study...

Preventing gender-based violence in mental health inpatient units

This project aimed to investigate and document experiences of gender-based violence occurring in adult mental health inpatient units and perpetrated against those identifying as women, in order to inform how policy and practice can be improved to make these environments safe for women.

The NHS patient safety strategy: safer culture, safer systems, safer patients

This strategy collection describes how the NHS will continuously aim to improve patient safety, building on the foundations of a safer culture and safer systems.

Safer care saves money

Australia could save $1.5 billion a year on health spending by improving the safety of patient care in hospitals. Safer hospital care doesn’t just reduce harm to patients, it also saves money for taxpayers.
Journal article

Rigorous follow-up systems for abnormal results are essential to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Failure to follow up abnormal test results is an important patient safety issue and requires urgent attention.
Literature review

Evidence check: patient safety in primary healthcare: a review of the literature

This review examined the evidence of risks to patient safety in primary healthcare and the effectiveness of interventions to minimise risks. It found an increased risk of harm was associated with patient factors such as age or co-morbidities, and reduced risk was associated with being...