In this narrated slideshow, Professor Mary Dixon-Woods looks at improving the quality and safety of care in hospitals, and suggests that we need to take a three-pronged approach: ensuring we are collecting the right data and interpreting it intelligently, looking at the systems we work in and finally how culture and behaviour impact on quality of care.
The Safer Patients Initiative (SPI) was the first major improvement programme addressing patient safety in the UK. The purpose of SPI was to test ways of improving patient safety on an organisation-wide basis within NHS hospitals.
Large scale organisational intervention to improve patient safety in four UK hospitals: mixed method evaluation
This academic paper reports the independent evaluation of the first phase of the Health Foundation’s Safer Patients Initiative (SPI).