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Patient Safety First : Responsive Regulation in Health Care - Judith Healy

Patient Safety First

Responsive Regulation in Health Care

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Published: 16th December 2012
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More people die each year in hospital accidents than in car accidents. This is a much needed systematic analysis of current issues, challenges and outcomes surrounding safety in patient health care in Australia. 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 eading 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. Patient Safety First includes chapters by Bruce Barraclough, John Braithwaite, Stephen Duckett and Ian Freckleton SC. It is essential reading for all medical and legal professionals working in patient safety as well as readers in public health, health policy and governance.

ISBN: 9781741766455
ISBN-10: 1741766451
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 16th December 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin