Patient safety tool kit
AbstractThe Patient safety tool kit describes the practical steps and actions needed to build a comprehensive patient safety improvement programme in hospitals and other health facilities. It is intended to provide practical guidance to health care professionals in implementing such programmes, outlining a systematic approach to identifying the “what” and the “how” of patient safety. The tool kit is a component of the WHO patient safety friendly hospital initiative and complements the Patient safety assessment manual, also published by WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (2015). Patient safety tool kit. World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/195709
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