Säkrare svensk sjukvård kräver sammanhållet och uthålligt arbete

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Abstract

Despite a development in Swedish patient safety work in recent years, unambiguous results are missing. Here we propose some activities that will result in improved patient safety. Patients and employees are a strong driving force, and should be given a more important role. The level of education in patient safety must be raised in all levels in the system. Effective systems for learning, sharing and follow-up need to be reinforced. The understanding on how the health-care system adapts to varying circumstances, resilience, needs development. The knowledge basis of what constitutes and creates safety in psychiatry, paediatric care, primary care, and in care of the elderly must be developed.

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Authors
  • Pelle Gustafson
  • Jon Ahlberg
  • Mirjam Ekstedt
  • Marion Lindh
  • Karin Pukk Härenstam
  • Hans Rutberg
External organisations
  • Swedish Patient Insurance
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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Original languageSwedish
JournalLakartidningen
Volume112
Issue number25-26
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 9
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo
Externally publishedYes