Letters Is quality of care improving?

View from Scottish pilot site of Safer Patients Initiative

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1314 (Published 01 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1314
  1. Patricia O’Connor, deputy chief executive, Quality Improvement Scotland1
  1. 1NHS Tayside Headquarters, Dundee DD38 8EA, UK
  1. pat.oconnor{at}nhs.net

As a lead clinician in NHS Tayside’s team in the Safer Patients Initiative (SPI1) and a faculty member in SPI2, I find it difficult to reconcile the results in Benning and colleagues’ evaluation with my experience and local data.1 NHS Tayside achieved a 63% reduction in adverse events in SPI1 by means of the global trigger tool, and the trigger …

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