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Scottish patient safety initiative is extended to GPs

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1898 (Published 20 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1898
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

Scotland’s national patient safety programme is being extended from hospitals to general practice in what is said to be one of the first developments of its kind in the world.

The programme’s tools, which include safety surveys, case note reviews, and medication monitoring, are being offered to family doctors to help reduce incidents of avoidable harm to patients. The …

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