Offering the latest news in health care quality and safety, the ISQua blog also features guest posts from the best and brightest in the industry.

Patient Safety 2030

By | May. 6, 2016 |

“First do no harm.” This principle remains central to the provision of high-quality healthcare. The mission to make care safer unites professionals and patients alike,

National Guidelines for On-Screen Display of Clinical Medicines Information

By | Apr. 10, 2016 |

Medication errors remain the second most common type of healthcare incident reported in Australian hospitals and can result in serious adverse events. 

Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation

By | Mar. 3, 2016 |

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has released the first Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, illuminating variation in health care provision across Australia.

Safer Healthcare: Strategies for the Real World

By | Mar. 2, 2016 |

The authors of this book set out a system of safety strategies and interventions for managing patient safety on a day-to-day basis and improving safety over the long term.

All In: Utilizing Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care

By | Mar. 1, 2016 |

Healthcare Professionals Share Collaborative Knowledge to Improve Patient Care and Outcomes 

Is evaluation at risk for unintended drift towards bureaucratization?

By | Sep. 16, 2015 |

The following is a 'thought paper' which was shared with us through our LinkedIn group by Carsten Engel:

Optimising Surgical Safety Checklist implementation: Key lessons for practitioners and partners

By | Sep. 8, 2015 |

Dr Emmilie Aveling and colleagues from the University of Leicester, UK, have published a report on their study undertaken between 2011 and 2013

Greening Healthcare – why would you not consider this?

By | Aug. 13, 2015 |

Gaining momentum around the world thanks to the growing association of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network (GGHHN),

A Practical Guide for Large-Scale Improvement Projects Using Ghana’s Project Fives Alive!

By | Jul. 15, 2015 |

A Practical Guide for Large-Scale Improvement Projects Using Ghana’s Project Fives Alive!

A Moment of Hesitation Became a Journey of Discovery

By | Jun. 9, 2015 |

In October 2013 I visited the ISQua Fellowship booth at the 30th ISQua conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Benefits of Accreditation – Client Perspectives

By | Apr. 22, 2015 |

We are often asked at ISQua what  the benefits of implementing our principles and standards and having an external survey are.

What are incident reports telling us?

By | Mar. 17, 2015 |

A comparative study at two Australian hospitals of medication errors identified at audit or observed by researchers and the reporting of these errors to an incident system. 

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