Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice by John TinglePatient Safety, Law Policy and Practice by John Tingle

Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice

EditorJohn Tingle, Pippa Bark

Hardcover | April 7, 2011

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Patient safety is an issue which in recent years has grown to prominence in a number of countries¿ political and health service agendas. The World Health Organisation has launched the World Alliance for Patient Safety. Millions of patients, according to the Alliance, endure prolonged ill-health, disability and death caused by unreliable practices, services, and poor health care environments. At any given time 1.4 million people worldwide are suffering from an infection acquired in a health facility.

Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practiceexplores the impact of legal systems on patient safety initiatives. It asks whether legal systems are being used in appropriate ways to support state and local managerial systems in developing patient safety procedures, and what alternative approaches can and should be utilized. The chapters in this collection explore the patient safety managerial structures that exist in countries where there is a developed patient safety infrastructure and culture. The legal structures of these countries are explored and related to major in-country patient safety issues such as consent to treatment protocols and guidelines, complaint handling, adverse incident reporting systems, and civil litigation systems, in order to draw comparisons and conclusions on patient safety.

John Tingle is Reader in Health Law at Nottingham Trent University, UK.Pippa Bark is Principal Research Fellow at CHIME, University College London, UK.
Title:Patient Safety, Law Policy and PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:April 7, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415557313

ISBN - 13:9780415557313

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Development of a Patient Safety Policy Agenda,John Tingle 1. Managing Safety, Quality and Risk ,Ash SamantaandJo Samanta  2. Pre-Trial Clinical Negligence Issues,Charles Foster 3. The Tort of Negligence and Patient Safety,Jose Miola  4. Medical Ethics and Patient Safety,Nils Hoppe 5. Psychological Aspects of Patient Safety,Pippa Bark  6. Blame Free Reporting: International Developments,Johan Legemaate  7. Economic Aspects of Hospital Patient Safety,Stephen Heasell  8. Patient Safety in Secondary Care,Ash SamantaandJo Samanta  9. Patient Safety in Mental Health Care ,Eva Sundin, James HoustonandJamie Murphy 10. Regulating Patient Safety in the European Union: Realistic Aspiration or Unattainable Goal?,Jean V. McHale11. Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management in Germany,Marc Stauch  12. Patient Safety and Clinical Risk in Canada,Joan M Gilmour  13. Patient Safety and Clinical Risk in the USA,Ronni P. Solomon  14. Patient Safety in American Health Care: Regulatory Models,BarryR. Furrow  15. Responding to Patient Harm: Patient Safety Initiatives in Australia,Merrilyn Walton