Patient safety

Articles related to WHO Patient Safety

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    All articles related to the First Global Patient Safety Challenge, Clean Care is Safer Care

2011

An editorial comment from WHO

International Journal of Infection Control Vol 7, No 1 (2011),

Surgical outcome measurement for a global patient population: Validation of the Surgical Apgar Score in 8 countries Surgery

Haynes AB, Regenbogen SE, Weiser TG, Lipsitz SR, Dziekan G, Berry WR, Gawande AA. Journal of Surgery, 7 January 2011

Changes in safety attitude and relationship to decreased postoperative morbidity and mortality following implementation of a checklist-based surgical safety intervention',

Alex B Haynes, Thomas G Weiser, William R Berry, Stuart R Lipsitz, Abdel-Hadi S Breizat, E Patchen Dellinger, Gerald Dziekan, Teodoro Herbosa, Pascience L Kibatala, Marie Carmela M Lapitan, Alan F Merry, Richard K Reznick, Bryce Taylor, Amit Vats, Atul A Gawande, for the Safe Surgery Saves Lives Study Group. BMJ Quality & Safety 2011 Volume 20, Issue 1 20:102-107 doi:10.1136/bmjqs.2009.040022

Core competencies for patient safety research: a cornerstone for global capacity strengthening

Anne Andermann, Liane Ginsburg, Peter Norton, Narendra Arora, David Bates, Albert Wu, Itziar Larizgoitia, on behalf of the Patient Safety, Research Training and Education Expert Working Group of WHO Patient Safety, BMJ Quality & Safety 2011 20: 96-101 doi: 10.1136/bmjqs.2010.041814

2010

Patient safety for global health

Yang GZ, Kelley E, Darzi A. The Lancet. Aug 2, 2010.

Creating a more efficient healthcare knowledge market: using communities of practice to create checklists

Angela Lashoher and Peter Pronovost. BMJ Quality and Safety in Health Care, 2010 19: 471-472

Developing safe effective and accessible technologies: WHO Editorial.

Yang GZ, Kelley E, Darzi A..Quality and Safety in Health Care. Aug 2010. vol 19 (supp2).

Global operating theatre distribution and pulse oximetry supply: an estimation from reported data

Funk LM, Weiser TG, Berry WR, Lipsitz SR, Merry AF, Enright AC, Wilson IH, Dziekan G, Gawande AA.. The Lancet, July 2010

Patient empowerment and multimodal hand hygiene promotion: a win-win strategy.

McGuckin M, Storr J, Longtin Y, Allegranzi B, Pittet D. American Journal of Medical Quality 2010 Jun 24 [Epub ahead of print].

Patient participation: current knowledge and applicability to patient safety.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2010; 85:53-63. Longtin Y, Sax H, Leape LL, Sheridan SE, Donaldson L, Pittet D. Patients safety for global health, The Lancet. Aug 2, 2010. Yang GZ, Kelley E, Darzi A..

Perspectives in quality: designing the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

International Journal for Quality in Health Care, October 2010, Weiser TG, Haynes AB, Lashoher A, Dziekan G, Boorman DJ, Berry WR, Gawande AA.

Prevention and control of health care-associated infections through improved hand hygiene.

Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2010; 28:100-106.Mathai E, Allegranzi B, Kilpatrick C, Pittet D.

Successful implementation of the World Health Organization hand hygiene improvement strategy in a referral hospital in Mali, Africa.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2010 ;31:133-141. Allegranzi B, Sax H, Bengaly L, Richet H, Minta DK, Chraiti MN, Sokona FM, Gayet-Ageron A, Bonnabry P, Pittet D; on behalf of the World Health Organization "Point G" Project Management Committee.

2009

Standardised metrics for global surgical surveillance

Thomas G Weiser, Martin A Makary, Alex B Haynes, Gerald Dziekan, William R Berry, Atul A Gawande, and the Safe Surgery Saves Lives Measurement and Study Groups; The Lancet 2009; 374: 1113–17

High 5s: Addressing excellence in patient safety.

Leotsakos A, Carga M, et al. ; World Hospitals & Health Services. 45(2). 2009.

Global Priorities for Patient Safety Research

David W Bates, Itziar Larizgoitia, Nittita Prasopa-Plaizier, Ashish K Jha; BMJ 2009;338:b1775

Save Lives: Clean Your Hands: a WHO patient safety initiative for 2009

Julie Storr, Cyrus Engineer, Vivienne Allan; World Hospitals & Health Services. 45(1), 23-25. 2009.

A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population

Alex B. Haynes, Thomas G. Weiser, William R. Berry, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Abdel-Hadi S. Breizat, E. Patchen Dellinger, Teodoro Herbosa, Sudhir Joseph, Pascience L. Kibatala, Marie Carmela M. Lapitan, Alan F. Merry, Krishna Moorthy, Richard K. Reznick, Bryce Taylor, Atul A. Gawande, for the Safe Surgery Saves Lives Study Group; N Engl J Med. 2009 Jan 29;360(5):491-9. Epub 2009 Jan 14.

2008

An estimation of the global volume of surgery: a modelling strategy based on available data

Thomas G Weiser, Scott E Regenbogen, Katherine D Thompson, Alex B Haynes, Stuart R Lipsitz, William R Berry, Atul A Gawande; The Lancet, Volume 372, Issue 9633, 139-144.

Checklists save lives

Gary Humphreys; WHO Bulletin. Volume 86, Number 7, July 2008, 497-576.

2007

Towards the better performance of hospital systems in the Eastern Mediterranean

Dr Ahmed Ali Abdullatif; International Hospital Federation Reference Book 2006/2007, 16-20

Placing patient safety at the heart of quality in health care in south-east Asia

Doris Seta Mugrditchian and Sultana Khanum; International Hospital Federation Reference Book 2006/2007, 21-24

2006

An Intervention to Decrease Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in the ICU

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    Peter Pronovost, Dale Needham, Sean Berenholtz, David Sinopoli, Haitao Chu, Sara Cosgrove, Bryan Sexton, Robert Hyzy, Robert Welsh, Gary Roth, Joseph Bander, John Kepros and Christine Goeschel.
    Posted from The New England Journal of Medicine Volume 355:2725-2732, December 28, 2006 , Number 26 © 2006., with permission from the New England Journal of Medicine

2005

Clean Care is Safer Care: a worldwide priority

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    Reprinted from THE LANCET 2006; 366: 1246-1247, Pittet and Donaldson: “Clean Care is Safer Care: a worldwide priority” © 2006., with permission from Elsevier.
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Clean hands reduce the burden of disease

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    Reprinted from THE LANCET 2005, 366: 185-187, Pittet: "Clean hands reduce the burden of disease" © 2005., with permission from Elsevier.
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Clean Care is Safer Care: The First Global Challenge of the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety

Vol. 26 No. 11 Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 891-894

Challenging the world: patient safety and health care-associated infection

Volume 18, Number 1 International Journal for Quality in Health Care

Involuntary automaticity: a work-system induced risk to safe health care

The following article was published in the November 2005 issue of Health Services Management Research: Toft B, Mascie-Taylor H. Involuntary automaticity: a work-system induced risk tosafe health care. Health Services Management Research 2005; 18: 211–216

Patient Safety: Do No Harm

Pan American Health Bulletin, January 2005

2004

Patient safety : a global priority

WHO Bulletin, December 2004, 82 (12)

When will health care pass the orange wire test?

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    Reprinted from The Lancet 2004, 364: 9445; 1567-1568, Donaldson: “When will health care pass the orange wire test?” © 2004., with permission from Elsevier.
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Patient safety: global momentum builds

Quality and Safety in Health Care 2004;13:86

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