Patient Safety Assessment

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The guide contains a global scope of patient safety, where there shall be a unified definition for patient safety and other factors contributing to patient safety. Then it follows a four step plan guide in developing a program. It starts with the assessment of an area and goal setting, which then necessitates the creation of a training program to be implemented and evaluated for effectiveness. In order to correctly assess the patient safety of certain areas or hospitals, the guide has a list of questionnaires that could be utilized. These questionnaires, as stated by WHO, are both reliable and valid methods for measuring patient safety. Examples of the questionnaires included are PSCHO (Patient Safety Cultures in Healthcare Organizations),

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