A framework to support risk assessment in hospitals.

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Summary of "A framework to support risk assessment in hospitals."

A number of challenges have been identified with current risk assessment practice in hospitals, including: a lack of consultation with a sufficiently wide group of stakeholders; a lack of consistency and transparency; and insufficient risk assessment guidance. Consequently, risk assessment may not be fully effective as a means to ensure safety.


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Name: International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care
ISSN: 1464-3677


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