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Four measures of patient safety show no improvement in England since last year

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6714 (Published 10 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6714
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

The proportion of patients who sustain one of four harms monitored by the NHS in England as a measure of safety has changed very little in the past year, figures show, and pressure ulcers are still the most common problem.

Overall in November this year, 5.8% of patients (11 118 of 191 000) who received care in a hospital, a nursing home, their own home, or another care setting experienced one of the four harms, …

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