Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. — 410 p. — ISBN: 978-1-118-36136-8Patient Safety and Healthcare Improvement at a Glance is a timely and thorough overview of healthcare quality written specifically for students and junior doctors and healthcare professionals. It bridges the gap between the practical and the theoretical to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients. Featuring essential step-by-step guides to interpreting and managing risk, quality improvement within clinical specialties, and practice development, this highly visual textbook offers the best preparation for the increased emphasis on patient safety and quality-driven focus in today’s healthcare environment.This practical guide, covering a vital topic of increasing importance in healthcare, provides the first genuine introduction to patient safety and quality improvement grounded in clinical practice.The essence of patient safety Basics of patient safety Understanding systems Quality and safety Human factors 8 Teamwork and communication Reporting and learning from errors Research in patient safety Understanding and interpreting risk Risk-based patient safety metrics Root cause analysis Measuring safety culture Risks to patient care Medication errors Surgical errors Diagnostic errors Maternal and child health errors Slips, trips and falls Patient safety in paediatrics Technology in healthcare and e-iatrogenesis Nosocomial infections Mental health errors Patient safety in primary care Quality improvement Improving the quality of clinical care Science of improvement Model for Improvement Measurement for improvement Spread and sustainability of improvement Quality improvement tools: visualisation Quality improvement: assessing the system Patient stories in improvement Leading change in healthcare Public narrative: story of self, us and now Planning an improvement project Managing an improvement project Quality improvement in psychiatry Quality improvement in intensive care Quality improvement in obstetrics Quality improvement in surgery Population health and improvement
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