Day 1 : Poster Presentations (Theme: Patient Safety)

Event Title

Initiatives for patient safety and accountability

Presenter Information

Sameena Shaikh

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-1-2013 10:30 AM

Abstract

It is estimated that one in ten persons receiving healthcare worldwide will suffer from preventable harm. These figures are much higher for developing countries dealing with unsafe practices, poor governance of healthcare and service delivery, incompetent healthcare professionals, errors in diagnosis or treatment and non-compliance with standards lack of information, communication and reporting systems. Failure of care due to error, ignorance or omission can have life and death consequences for the patient. Patient well being and safety is every ones job who works in healthcare - a safety culture in both public and private sector. Errors can be prevented and reduced by designing safe systems, processes and conditions that ensure that all those that are affected are informed and cared for, and there is analysis and learning from errors to prevent recurrences. Safety is a product of individual and system accountabilities. Fostering accountability improves the quality of care and helps to ensure that the health system deliver safe, reliable and patient-centered care for all patients every time. While we can learn from the experience of safety and accountability models of other countries we must engage with rather than ignore the informal institutes and practices that exist. Initiatives for patient safety and accountability should result in safer treatments at all levels improved quality of care and better patient outcomes.

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Initiatives for patient safety and accountability

Auditorium Pond Side

It is estimated that one in ten persons receiving healthcare worldwide will suffer from preventable harm. These figures are much higher for developing countries dealing with unsafe practices, poor governance of healthcare and service delivery, incompetent healthcare professionals, errors in diagnosis or treatment and non-compliance with standards lack of information, communication and reporting systems. Failure of care due to error, ignorance or omission can have life and death consequences for the patient. Patient well being and safety is every ones job who works in healthcare - a safety culture in both public and private sector. Errors can be prevented and reduced by designing safe systems, processes and conditions that ensure that all those that are affected are informed and cared for, and there is analysis and learning from errors to prevent recurrences. Safety is a product of individual and system accountabilities. Fostering accountability improves the quality of care and helps to ensure that the health system deliver safe, reliable and patient-centered care for all patients every time. While we can learn from the experience of safety and accountability models of other countries we must engage with rather than ignore the informal institutes and practices that exist. Initiatives for patient safety and accountability should result in safer treatments at all levels improved quality of care and better patient outcomes.