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Transforming patient safety


"Although healthcare systems differ from country to country, improving patient safety often faces similar obstacles, and we can learn from what has worked and hasn't worked elsewhere."

Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief, The BMJ


“This roundtable aimed to advance knowledge by sharing learning from five countries. I would like to thank the experts who contributed and hope these papers prove useful to all those involved in patient safety transformation.”

Bandar Al Knawy, MD, FRCPC
Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of National Guard – Health Affairs and President, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

In 2018 patient safety leaders from five countries came together in Riyadh to share their successes and challenges in improving patient safety at a health system level. Taking place as part of the 8th Annual Patient Safety Forum the roundtable meeting created new evidence and highlighted global exemplars.

 

This collection of content at BMJ contains the outputs from the meeting and will form a growing resource for national patient safety transformation.

 

Patient safety lessons from the world’s experts 

Healthcare improvement leaders from the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, the UK, and the US tell Jacqui Wise what their countries have learnt in efforts to deliver safer care. (27th December 2018)

 

Podcast: Patient Safety Leaders Series – Saudi Arabia

BMJ Quality Improvement Editor, Dr Cat Chatfield, interviews Dr Bandar Al Knawy, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of National Guard – Health Affairs President, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, on Saudi Arabia’s patient safety journey and the future role of the patient. (4th January 2019)

 

Podcast: Patient Safety Leaders Series – Sweden

Goran Henriks, Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation at Qulturum in Region Jönköping County, Sweden, talks about the role of diffuse innovation on delivering national patient safety initiatives with examples from across Scandinavia. (25th January 2019)

 

Blog: The three stages of safety improvement

Ian Leistikow, Professor at the Erasmus School of Health, Policy and Management in Rotterdam, the Netherlands looks at why recognizing the three stages of safety development helps us understand some of its current challenges (19th January 2019)

 


Supported by –

These articles are part of a series independently commissioned by BMJ. We retain full editorial control over external peer review, editing, and publication. The roundtable costs were funded through an unrestricted grant from the Ministry of National Guard – Health Affairs and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. It took place as part of the 2018 Patient Safety Forum held in Riyadh.