Patients who have suffered harm due to medical injury feel better when medical staff listen closely to what they have to say about the experience, a new study shows.
Hospitals with unacceptably high rates of infection or patient mortality should have their funding withheld, a UNSW patient safety expert says.
When it comes to tackling our most daunting medical emergencies, is there a case for pushing the boundaries on patient safety?
Could a system that 'caps and trades' medical errors - similar to an emissions trading scheme - improve patient safety in our hospitals?
Research aimed at reducing the number of patients harmed in our hospitals has been awarded $8.4 million - making UNSW the largest recipient of NHMRC Program Grants for 2009.