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Patient safety in the operating room at a governmental hospital

Patient safety in the operating room at a governmental hospital Original article 85 a b a a Hanan A. Sayed , Mouchira Zayed , Noha M. El Qareh , Hanan Khafagy , a b Ahmed H. Helmy and Mona Soliman Departments of Public Health, Anaesthesia and Background General Surgery, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute Patient safety is a fundamental principle of healthcare; it is a new healthcare discipline and Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt that emphasizes the reporting, analysis, and prevention of medical errors that often lead to adverse healthcare events. Correspondence to Noha M. El Qareh, MSc, Departments of Public Health, Anaesthesia and Objectives General Surgery, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, The aim of this study is to aid any hospital in attaining better quality of patient care in Warak el Hadar, 12411 Cairo, Egypt Tel: + 01006257665; the operating room (OR) by achieving patient safety according to the WHO safety e-mail: see.thru.me@hotmail.com guidelines. Specific objectives include the assessment of patient safety status in OR, Received 17 December 2012 the identification of hazards, and the assessment of risks that jeopardize this safety. Accepted 7 May 2013 Materials and methods Journal of the Egyptian Public Health This is a descriptive observational study carried out in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Wolters Kluwer Health

Patient safety in the operating room at a governmental hospital

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Copyright
© 2013 Egyptian Public Health Association
ISSN
0013-2446
DOI
10.1097/01.EPX.0000430955.28520.e5
pmid
23963087

Abstract

Original article 85 a b a a Hanan A. Sayed , Mouchira Zayed , Noha M. El Qareh , Hanan Khafagy , a b Ahmed H. Helmy and Mona Soliman Departments of Public Health, Anaesthesia and Background General Surgery, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute Patient safety is a fundamental principle of healthcare; it is a new healthcare discipline and Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt that emphasizes the reporting, analysis, and prevention of medical errors that often lead to adverse healthcare events. Correspondence to Noha M. El Qareh, MSc, Departments of Public Health, Anaesthesia and Objectives General Surgery, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, The aim of this study is to aid any hospital in attaining better quality of patient care in Warak el Hadar, 12411 Cairo, Egypt Tel: + 01006257665; the operating room (OR) by achieving patient safety according to the WHO safety e-mail: see.thru.me@hotmail.com guidelines. Specific objectives include the assessment of patient safety status in OR, Received 17 December 2012 the identification of hazards, and the assessment of risks that jeopardize this safety. Accepted 7 May 2013 Materials and methods Journal of the Egyptian Public Health This is a descriptive observational study carried out in

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Journal of the Egyptian Public Health AssociationWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Aug 1, 2013

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