Patient Safety and Management: Perspectives, Principles and Emerging Issues

Eugene Williams (Editor)

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED074000

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The harm associated with health care is a questionable issue and several systemic global strategies to reduce it with a safer system are being developed. Despite these efforts, errors continue to happen and one of the most important challenges is to become aware of its real dimension and process-occurrence. This book provides new research on patient safety and management. It discusses different perspectives, principles and reviews emerging issues in the medical field.
(Imprint: Novinka)

Preface

Chapter 1. Harm Associated with Sanitary Assistance in Hospitals: Characterization and Factors Related to Adverse Events through Two Measurement Tools
A. Fajreldines, M. Pellizzari, M. Princz, E. Pittaro, D. Bernárdez, S. Torres, N. Panattieri, I. Gutiérrez, M. Ceriani, M. Seisdedos, A. Murano and C. Ortiz (Austral University Hospital, Pilar, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 2. The Role of Nursing Administration and Communication Regarding the Best Possible Care Provision
Maria Saridi, George Kourtis, Michael Kourakos, and Eleni Albani (Director of Nursing, General Hospital of Korinthos, Greece and Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece, and others)

Chapter 3. The Role of Guideline-Based Decision Support Systems in Execution of Complex Standard Operating Procedures
Gerasim I. Nazarenko, Elena B. Kleymenova, Svetlana A. Payushchik, and Luibov P. Yashina (Institute of Modern Information Technologies in Medicine, Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control” of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, and others)

Chapter 4. Patient Safety in the Hospital Environment: The Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Quality of the Provided Health Care Services
Kyriakos Souliotis, Lampros Bizas, Maria Zafiropoulou, and Maria Saridi (Associate professor, University of Peloponnese, Department of Social and Education Policy, Corinth, Greece, and others)

Chapter 5. Patient Safety Culture in Greece: Narrowing the Gap between the Principles of Patient Safety Culture and Current Clinical Practice
V. Kapaki and K. Souliotis (Health Policy Consultant, Health Policy Institute, Greece, and others)

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