In this presentation, Prof Mary Dixon-Woods provides a detailed and engaging review of the key issues and future opportunities for measurement. The presentation frames these issues in terms of the challenges which are involved in understanding the safety performance of healthcare organisations.
This report summarises the key themes from a Health Foundation roundtable event on the successes and limitations of current approaches to measuring harm.
In this thought paper, Dr Carol Peden offers reflections on the measurement and monitoring of safety from the perspective of a practising clinician based at a busy district general hospital.
This IHI tool is a way of identifying and measuring adverse events in patient care. It is a method for measuring the overall level of harm that may be occurring in a healthcare organisation.
The NHS Patient Safety Thermometer is a 'temperature check' to measure and understand levels of harm in healthcare organisations. Importantly, it provides staff with a simple and quick way to measure the proportion of patients who are 'harm free'.