Risk identification

Elizabeth Haxby and Richard Hartopp

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199558612
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595011 | DOI:
Risk identification

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Risk identification is key to a comprehensive risk management program that include clinical, operational, and financial risks. All NHS institutions are required by the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) Risk management Standards for Acute Trusts to have a systematic approach to clinical risk management, since it is a fundamental part of the provision of safe, effective healthcare. This chapter discusses patient safety incident reporting, claims and complaints, clinical audits, morbidity and mortality meetings, executive safety walkrounds, proactive risk assessment, national reports and surveys, and patient safety alerts.

Keywords: risk management; risk identification; patient safety; risk assessment; healthcare practice; claims and complaints; incident reporting

Chapter.  3221 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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