US firm to advise Scottish health service on quality improvement

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 23 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:366
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    One of the world's leading health improvement organisations, the US based Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is to work with the NHS in Scotland to improve patient safety. It is said to be the first time that an entire national healthcare system has become involved in an initiative of this kind.

    NHS Quality Improvement Scotland has commissioned the institute to help coordinate the Scottish Patient Safety Alliance. This will involve staff at all levels taking simple steps to tackle problems such as preventable infections or errors in prescribing.

    The institute is a …

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