Patient safety

Jane Reid

in Day Case Surgery

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199584338
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730665 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Patient safety

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Introduction - The safety challenge - The ambulatory setting as a system - Reliability: an essential component for safety - Learning and transparency - Just and fair culture - Effective day surgery teams - Leadership for safety - Perioperative harm, scale, causation, and latent failure - ‘Lean’ and safety - The contribution of human factors - Towards safer day surgery teams - Safety after discharge

Chapter.  4895 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Surgery ; Anaesthetics

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