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Introduction: In recent years, there has been an increased focus on patient safety in the healthcare industry, with efforts to improve systems, processes, and training to reduce the risk of adverse events and errors. Patient safety is an essential aspect of healthcare delivery that aims to prevent patient harm while providing healthcare services. It is a crucial component of quality healthcare delivery. It refers to the minimization and prevention of medical errors that can cause harm or injury to patients. Patient safety in healthcare settings is essential because it can reduce mortality rates and morbidity and improve patient care quality. Many factors contribute to patient safety in healthcare settings, such as staffing levels, communication, technology, medication management, and the overall culture of safety within the organization.
A systematic review is a methodological approach that involves a thorough search and critical appraisal of existing literature on a particular topic. This review aims to summarize the findings of a systematic review of patient safety.
Conclusion: In conclusion, patient safety is an essential aspect of healthcare delivery that requires a coordinated effort from healthcare providers, administrators, and policymakers to ensure that patients receive safe and high-quality care. Focusing on patient safety can help prevent medical errors, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes, making it a critical area for ongoing research and development in the healthcare industry.
The findings of this systematic review suggest that interventions aimed at improving patient safety can effectively reduce adverse events and preventable harm in healthcare settings. However, the authors note that further research is needed to identify the most effective interventions and to evaluate the long-term impact of these interventions on patient outcomes.
- Daniel Lungu, FRSPH (BSc Public Health, BA (DS), MSc Public Health ~ Leeds, UK.) Public Health Scientist/Public Health ~ Health Promotion Specialist.
- John Harvey, MSc Public Health ~ Public Health Scientist