Improving patient safety in developing countries - moving towards an integrated approach

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Title: Improving patient safety in developing countries - moving towards an integrated approach
Authors: Elmontsri, M
Banarsee, R
Majeed, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Patient safety is as major public health issue. It has also been recognised as an area for improvement. The purpose of this article is to discuss the need for developing an integrated approach to patient safety improvement in developing countries. Relevant literature to identify the common themes and patterns associated with patient safety improvement was conducted through a search of the online databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, PUBMED and Google Scholar) for the years 2000 to 2017. Lessons and interventions from developed countries have been taken into consideration to identify the themes needed for patient safety improvement in developing countries. This review provides an integrated approach based on best practice which can be used to guide the development of a national strategy for improving patient safety. Policy makers need to focus on developing a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient safety improvement that takes into account the themes discussed in this article.
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2018
Date of Acceptance: 1-Jun-2018
ISSN: 2054-2704
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Start Page: 1
End Page: 5
Journal / Book Title: JRSM Open
Volume: 9
Issue: 11
Copyright Statement: © 2018 The Author(s). Creative Commons Non Commercial CC BY-NC: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License (http:// which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (
Keywords: developing countries
healthcare safety
patient safety
safety culture
Publication Status: Accepted
Online Publication Date: 2018-11-12
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine
Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care

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