A review on the impact of systematic safety processes for the control of error in medicine

Gianfranco Damiani, Gualtiero Ricciardi, Luigi Pinnarelli, Lorenzo Sommella

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivista

3 Citazioni (Scopus)

Abstract

Among risk management initiatives, systematic safety processes (SSPs), implemented within health care organizations, could be useful in managing patient safety. The purpose of this article is to conduct a systematic literature review assessing the impact of SSPs on different error categories. Articles that investigated the relation between SSPs, clinical and organizational outcomes were selected from scientific literature. The proportion and impact of proactive and reactive SSPs were calculated among five error categories. Proactive interventions impacted more positively than reactive ones in reducing medication errors, technical errors and errors due to personnel. PSSPs and RSSPs had similar effects in reducing errors related to a wrong procedure. A single reactive study influenced non-positively communication errors. A relevant prevalence of the impact of proactive processes on reactive ones is reported. This article can help decision makers in identifying which SSP can be the most appropriate against specific error categories.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)RA157-RA166
Numero di pagine10
RivistaMedical Science Monitor
Volume2009
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2009

Keywords

  • ERROR

Fingerprint

Entra nei temi di ricerca di 'A review on the impact of systematic safety processes for the control of error in medicine'. Insieme formano una fingerprint unica.

Cita questo