Design For Patient Safety

October 2017

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

The Design for Patient Safety series looks at how better design can reduce risk, improve the working environment, and ensure better, patient-centred care.

The series is based on the belief that human beings make mistakes because the systems, tasks and processes they work within are poorly designed.

Effective design can deliver products, services, processes and environments that are intuitive, simple to understand, simple to use, convenient and comfortable. Consequently they are less likely to lead to errors.

There is a wealth of knowledge and methods from the design world that can be applied to improve healthcare products and processes, and the series seeks to explore some of these.

Resources

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Start Smart – Then Focus April 2018 The Department of Health has published new guidance Start Smart - Then Focus which will help hospital prescribers ensure...
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inPractice® Oncology April 2018 inPractice® Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
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The Checklist for Primary Care March 2018 Created by primary care experts for other primary care providers, The CheckList app helps with compliance, management, and...
Pedi STAT March 2018 In a medical emergency, time is of the essence. Timely medical and procedural interventions are often needed to keep...
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