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National Patient Safety Agency: an introduction

Susan Williams (Joint Chief Executive of the National Patient Safety Agency, London UK)
Sue Osborn (Joint Chief Executive of the National Patient Safety Agency, London UK)

Clinical Governance: An International Journal

ISSN: 1477-7274

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

The National Patient Safety Agency was set up after two reports concluded that the NHS needed to learn from and prevent patient safety incidents. Data suggest that, of the patients that have suffered patient safety incidents, half could have been prevented. A case study is included which outlines what went wrong with a patient's care, and what recommendations have been made to avoid such occurrences in the future.

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Williams, S. and Osborn, S. (2004), "National Patient Safety Agency: an introduction", Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 130-131. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777270410536411

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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