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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Surgical site infections are one of the most common healthcare-associated infections in low- and middle-income countries, which cause prolonged hospital stays and increase patient susceptibility to other nosoc...

    Authors: Getnet Gedefaw, Azezu Asires, Shumiye Shiferaw and Dagne Addisu

    Citation: Safety in Health 2018 4:14

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The risks of poor information transfer across healthcare settings are well documented, particularly for medication. Various patient-held tools have been designed to hold information about patients’ medicines t...

    Authors: Tasneem Waly, Sara Garfield and Bryony Dean Franklin

    Citation: Safety in Health 2018 4:13

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Proper pain assessment is a core component in management of trauma patients but prior literature has suggested that pain management is inadequate in emergency settings. With the development of emergency medici...

    Authors: George D. Dilunga, Hendry R. Sawe, Irene B. Kulola, Juma A. Mfinanga, Nanyori J. Lucumay, Elly M. Mulesi and Ellen J. Weber

    Citation: Safety in Health 2018 4:12

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Digital healthcare information systems impose new demands on healthcare professionals, and information security rules may induce stressful value conflicts, which the professional culture may help professionals...

    Authors: Maria Skyvell Nilsson, Marianne Törner and Anders Pousette

    Citation: Safety in Health 2018 4:11

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The proportion of elderly in the population in Sweden is increasing. Older adults are more vulnerable to disease and disability which in turn increases the prevalence of negative events as pressure ulcers, mal...

    Authors: Anna Trinks, Catharina Hägglin, Dennis Nordvall, Elisabet Rothenberg and Helle Wijk

    Citation: Safety in Health 2018 4:10

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Patients in nursing homes are at risk of adverse events, representing a highly vulnerable group that is chronically weak and cognitively or physically reduced. To prevent adverse events, knowledge of patient s...

    Authors: Kathrine Cappelen, Anette Harris and Karina Aase

    Citation: Safety in Health 2018 4:9

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to determine whether a cluster scheme of allergic immunotherapy (AIT), starting administration of the therapeutic extract with the highest available concentration vial (vial B) ...

    Authors: Francisco Javier Solá Martínez, Virginia de Luque Piñana, Eloina González-Mancebo, Inmaculada Sánchez-Guerrero Villajos, Fernando García-González, Cesárea Sánchez-Hernández, Begoña Soler-López and Nataly Cancelliere

    Citation: Safety in Health 2018 4:6

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Current guidelines on the management of cancer pain include information referred to integral patient management, in order to get an improvement in their quality of care. The assessment of compliance with the r...

    Authors: Francisco Villegas-Estévez, Mª Dolores López-Alarcón, Antonio Javier Jiménez-López, Almudena Sanz-Yagüe and Begoña Soler-López

    Citation: Safety in Health 2018 4:5

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  9. Content type: Short report

    A wide range of methods have been used to assess the potential clinical importance of medication errors, but it is neither clear which should be used, nor how they compare. In this paper, we compare two method...

    Authors: Sandra Fahmy, Sara Garfield, Dominic Furniss, Ann Blandford and Bryony Dean Franklin

    Citation: Safety in Health 2018 4:3

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Most studies on occupational health and safety in home and community care focus on the health and safety of professional health care workers such as nurses and therapists and very few address the occupational ...

    Authors: Margaret Denton, Isik U. Zeytinoglu, Catherine Brookman, Sharon Davies and Patricia Boucher

    Citation: Safety in Health 2018 4:2

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Immunization rates among the adult population in Saudi Arabia fall below desired targets, urging the need to expand this service in the community. Community pharmacists are recognized as highly accessible heal...

    Authors: Bander Balkhi, Hisham Aljadhey, Mansour A. Mahmoud, Maha Alrasheed, Lisa G. Pont, Alemayehu B. Mekonnen and Tariq M. Alhawassi

    Citation: Safety in Health 2018 4:1

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The threefold aim of this study was to (1) describe attitudes to patient safety among healthcare providers in home health nursing (HHN), (2) investigate differences in attitudes due to age, education level, ye...

    Authors: Rose Mari Olsen and Jorunn Bjerkan

    Citation: Safety in Health 2017 3:15

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Primary care serves as an entry point in the Thai health care system. Whilst effective interventions are provided in the primary care setting, the quality of the services have not been measured or tracked. A n...

    Authors: Roongnapa Khampang, Yot Teerawattananon, Sripen Tantivess, Francoise Cluzeau, Rachel Foskett-Tharby and Paramjit Gill

    Citation: Safety in Health 2017 3:14

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Over many decades, the treatment of Dupuytren’s disease, a fibroproliferative disease of the hand, is the centre of various studies and publications. Surgical intervention has always been the method of choice,...

    Authors: Joseph Altziebler, Martin Hubmer, Daryousch Parvizi, Stephan Spendel, Matthias Rab and Lars-Peter Kamolz

    Citation: Safety in Health 2017 3:12

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Internationally, patient safety is increasingly seen as a priority area, and improving patient safety highly depends on achieving a culture that supports and encourages health care staffs to report their error...

    Authors: Alemayehu B. Mekonnen, Andrew J. McLachlan, Jo-anne E. Brien, Desalew Mekonnen and Zenahebezu Abay

    Citation: Safety in Health 2017 3:11

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Very little research and practical efforts have been undertaken in public sector hospitals of Pakistan to promote error reporting and patient safety culture. Nurses in the country are key informants about the ...

    Authors: Sara Rizvi Jafree, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar and Florian Fischer

    Citation: Safety in Health 2017 3:10

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The complexity of health care systems, the development of clinical approaches, and both scientific and technological advancements give rise to new requirements in clinical risk management. An expedient risk ma...

    Authors: Walter Petschnig and Elisabeth Haslinger-Baumann

    Citation: Safety in Health 2017 3:9

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Progress towards Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 5 is uneven across different countries. Maternal and neonatal deaths occur mainly in developing countries especially in rural areas and among the poor commun...

    Authors: Marufa Sultana, Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Nausad Ali, Sayem Ahmed, Ziaul Islam, Jahangir A. M. Khan and Abdur Razzaque Sarker

    Citation: Safety in Health 2017 3:8

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Certification and accreditation are widely used to achieve quality and safety in health care but are also questioned regarding their assumed effects. This is a challenge for policymakers and managers, since ad...

    Authors: Dag Tomas Sagen Johannesen and Siri Wiig

    Citation: Safety in Health 2017 3:7

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  20. Content type: Short report

    The International High 5s Project was developed by the World Health Organisation to address major concerns about patient safety. The Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for ensuring medication accuracy during tr...

    Authors: É. Dufay, S. Doerper, B. Michel, C. Roux Marson, A. Grain, A. M. Liebbe, K. Long, N. Tournade, B. Allenet, D. Breilh, I. Alquier and May L. Michelangeli

    Citation: Safety in Health 2017 3:6

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    The medical device industry is a significant and major contributor to global health, yet innovation and research remains suboptimal. Current data focuses on devices, recalls and economics without genuine refle...

    Authors: Julie Babyar

    Citation: Safety in Health 2017 3:5

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Policies for health technologies such as medical devices are essential and contribute to improved quality of healthcare. The regulation, assessment, and management represent important functions of medical devi...

    Authors: Myriam Lingg, Anahi Dreser Mansilla, Luis Durán-Arenas and Kaspar Wyss

    Citation: Safety in Health 2017 3:4

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    Patient education facilitates imparting information to the patients and their caregivers by the health professionals and others that alter the patients’ health behaviors, improve their health status and uprigh...

    Authors: Rabiul Alam, Mahbuba Rehana and Abdullah Raied

    Citation: Safety in Health 2017 3:2

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The burden of chronic diseases is rapidly increasing worldwide. In 2005, at least 35 million people of all ages, nationalities, and socioeconomic levels died from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory d...

    Authors: Degefa Helamo, Romedan Delil and Temesgen Dileba

    Citation: Safety in Health 2017 3:1

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  25. Content type: Commentary

    As a major quality management issue, in health care we have to deal with limitless complexity, be it at the level of the individual patient or at the level of the health system. Today complexity is characteriz...

    Authors: Josef Smolle

    Citation: Safety in Health 2016 2:16

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  26. Content type: Short report

    As population’s age and people live longer, the burden on acute health care services associated with the frail aged increases. Recognising the needs of this cohort as well as designing and evaluating intervent...

    Authors: Alison Craswell, Elizabeth Marsden, Andrea Taylor and Marianne Wallis

    Citation: Safety in Health 2016 2:14

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Electronic prescribing and medication administration (ePMA) is purported to improve patient safety through a number of benefits including reducing medication errors and facilitating identification of prescribe...

    Authors: Astrid Van Wilder, Helen Bell and Bryony Dean Franklin

    Citation: Safety in Health 2016 2:13

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Saving time means saving neurons in stroke care process. Managerial and organizational solutions that lean the processes should be considered in order to overcome the effects of stroke, which is the second wor...

    Authors: Maria Crema, Chiara Verbano, Jacopo Guercini, Caterina Bianciardi and Vincenzo Mezzatesta

    Citation: Safety in Health 2016 2:12

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Decision-making in health care delivery should be based on the best available current, valid and relevant evidence. Healthcare professionals should therefore be well versed with the skills required to make evi...

    Authors: Cathrine Tadyanemhandu, Precious Chiedza Chiyangwa, Samson Chengetanai, Fidelis Chibhabha and Heleen van Aswegen

    Citation: Safety in Health 2016 2:11

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  30. Content type: Meeting abstracts

    A1 Meet the needs: Important questions for ICU relatives

    Authors: Magdalena M. Hoffmann, Anna K. Holl, Harald Burgsteiner, Thomas Pieber, Philipp Eller, Karin Amrein, Gerald Sendlhofer, Karina Leitgeb, Veronika Gombotz, Peter Tiefenbacher, Lars-Peter Kamolz, Gerald Sendlhofer, Karina Leitgeb, Magdalena Hoffmann, Sabine Papst, Susanne Gasteiner…

    Citation: Safety in Health 2016 2(Suppl 1):9

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  31. Content type: Review

    Middle managers within healthcare hold a unique position between senior leadership and frontline staff, and may hold a pivotal function in the implementation of quality improvement (QI) projects. This review a...

    Authors: Karolina Zjadewicz, Deborah White, Shelley Raffin Bouchal and Sandra Reilly

    Citation: Safety in Health 2016 2:8

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) are optimum range of values or diagnostic standard data for a particular procedure by which other imaging measurements must be compared for purposes of optimizing patient dos...

    Authors: Samuel Anim-Sampong, William K. Antwi, Benard Ohene-Botwe and Rosemary S. Boateng

    Citation: Safety in Health 2016 2:7

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Burn injuries remain a consistent challenge for providers of medical care worldwide and thus the current focus of medical professionals is on improving treatments and reducing the incidence of burns altogether...

    Authors: Gabriel Hundeshagen, Paul Wurzer, Abigail A. Forbes, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Omar Nunez-Lopez, Ludwik K. Branski and David N. Herndon

    Citation: Safety in Health 2016 2:5

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  34. Content type: Research article

    In this study, we developed an animated movie as a novel educational tool for fall prevention, and intended for patients and caregivers. We evaluated this new animation, comparing its effectiveness both before...

    Authors: Etsuko Nakagami-Yamaguchi, Kumiko Fujinaga, Akiko Batard, Norio Baba, Kazunori Nakamura, Kyoko Miyazaki, Mayumi Mukai, Mikio Sugiura and Tatsuya Nakatani

    Citation: Safety in Health 2016 2:3

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Burns are common injuries that are usually covered with a layer of necrotic tissue called the eschar. Early removal of the eschar is the current standard of care, however, debridement using tangential excision...

    Authors: Christian Smolle, Paul Wurzer, Alexandru Tuca, Yaron Shoham, Charles D. Voigt, Ludwik K. Branski, David Lumenta and Lars-Peter Kamolz

    Citation: Safety in Health 2015 1:19

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Patients with allergies can be protected from potentially life threatening harm by recording their allergen and reaction correctly. Electronic prescribing is being widely implemented with a view to improving p...

    Authors: Harriet Launders, Ann Jacklin and Bryony Dean Franklin

    Citation: Safety in Health 2015 1:18

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