BMC Health Serv Res 2010 Dec 13;10:337. Epub 2010 Dec 13.
ETH Zurich, Center for Organizational and Occupational Sciences, Switzerland.
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J Eval Clin Pract 2013 Apr 13;19(2):363-9. Epub 2012 Mar 13.
ETH Zurich, Center for Organizational and Occupational Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland.
Objective: The study aims to identify key enablers fostering clinical risk management (CRM) in hospitals to guide health care in this vital area of patient safety.
Method: A cross-sectional survey was conducted at the national level in 324 Swiss hospitals in 2007-2008 to assess the relationship between key elements and systematic CRM. Therefore, a comprehensive monitoring instrument for CRM was used for the first time. Read More
Wien Klin Wochenschr 2015 Jan 13;127(1-2):1-11. Epub 2014 Nov 13.
Department of Quality and Risk Management, University Hospital Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 1, 8036, Graz, Styria, Austria,
Background: For health care systems in recent years, patient safety has increasingly become a priority issue. National and international strategies have been considered to attempt to overcome the most prominent hazards while patients are receiving health care. Thereby, clinical risk management (CRM) plays a dominant role in enabling the identification, analysis, and management of potential risks. Read More
Z Orthop Unfall 2011 Jun 27;149(3):301-7. Epub 2011 Apr 27.
Forschungsgruppe Management im Gesundheitswesen, Universität Witten/Herdecke, Witten.
Purpose: In the last years, German hospitals have implemented different measures to increase patient safety. Special importance has been attached to near miss reporting systems (critical incident reporting system, CIRS) as instruments for risk identification in health care, instruments that promise high potential for organisational learning. To gain insight into the current status of critical incident reporting systems and other instruments for clinical risk management, a survey among 341 hospitals was carried out in 2009. Read More
BMC Health Serv Res 2011 Dec 20;11:344. Epub 2011 Dec 20.
Avedis Donabedian University Institute, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Background: Previous research addressed the development of a classification scheme for quality improvement systems in European hospitals. In this study we explore associations between the 'maturity' of the hospitals' quality improvement system and clinical outcomes.
Methods: The maturity classification scheme was developed based on survey results from 389 hospitals in eight European countries. Read More