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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety$
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Elizabeth Haxby, David Hunter, and Siân Jaggar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.001.0001

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Risk identification

Risk identification

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(p.19) Chapter 3 Risk identification
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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety
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Elizabeth Haxby

Richard Hartopp

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0003

Risk identification is key to a comprehensive risk management program that include clinical, operational, and financial risks. All NHS institutions are required by the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) Risk management Standards for Acute Trusts to have a systematic approach to clinical risk management, since it is a fundamental part of the provision of safe, effective healthcare. This chapter discusses patient safety incident reporting, claims and complaints, clinical audits, morbidity and mortality meetings, executive safety walkrounds, proactive risk assessment, national reports and surveys, and patient safety alerts.

Keywords:   risk management, risk identification, patient safety, risk assessment, healthcare practice, claims and complaints, incident reporting

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