Term: Patient Safety

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-07-20

Definition:

Patient safety is achieved through the reduction and mitigation of unsafe acts within the healthcare system, as well as through the best practices shown to lead to optimal patient outcomes.

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References 

  • Bruce S, Prior H, Katz A, Taylor M, Latosinsky S, Martens P, De Coster C, Brownell M, Soodeen R, Steinbach C. Application of Patient Safety Indicators in Manitoba: A First Look. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2006. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)