Rewiring your thinking on measuring and monitoring of patient safety.
The Measurement and Monitoring Safety Framework, created by Professor Charles Vincent and colleagues from the Health Foundation, consists of five dimensions that organizations, units, or individuals including leaders, providers, patients and families can use to understand, guide and improve patient safety. This new approach assesses and evaluates safety from "ward to board" by providing a comprehensive and accurate real-time view of patient safety. The Framework helps users move from “assurance” to “inquiry” by shifting away from a focus on past cases of harm towards current performance, future risks and organizational resiliency.
Armed with a series of valuable questions, you can make better decisions about the safety of the care you provide. The primary questions are:
- Has patient care been safe in the past?
- Are our clinical systems and processes reliable?
- Is our care safe now?
- Will our care be safe in the future?
- Are we responding and improving?
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