Monday, March 28, 2011

Patient Safety First Responsive Regulation in Health Care

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
April 1, 2010
Paperback: 368 pages
ISBN-10: 1742370586
ISBN-13: 978-1742370583
This title presents a much needed systematic analysis of the current issues, challenges, and outcomes surrounding patient safety in health care. It features dedicated mailing and e-mail campaign to healthcare related media & organisations. Each year more people die in health care accidents than in road accidents. Increasingly complex medical treatments and overstretched health systems create more opportunities for things to go wrong, and they do. Patient safety is now a major regulatory issue around the world, and Australia has been at its leading edge. Self-regulation by professional and industry groups is now widely regarded as insufficient, and government is stepping in. In "Patient Safety First", leading experts survey the governance of clinical care. Framed within a theory of responsive regulation, core regulatory approaches to patient safety are analysed for their effectiveness, including information systems, corporate and public institution governance models, the design of safe systems, the role of medical boards, open disclosure and public inquiries. This is essential reading for all medical and legal professionals working in patient safety as well as readers in public health, health policy and governance. 

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