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.


My ISQua Conference 2012 - Bárbara Caldas

By ISQua | Dec. 13, 2012 |

I was so excited when I arrived in Geneve on October 20, 2012. It was the first time for me at ISQua's Conference and I was able to made it thanks to the support of the ISQua/WHO Scholarship and the National Cardiology Institute from Brazil where I work.

Special Interest Group Report

By ISQua | Dec. 13, 2012 |

The field of social care is defined differently across the globe. It is very large and diverse. In the early days of the special interest group we are concentrating our thinking on older citizens living in institutions.

Poor Handwriting: Does it Lead to Medical Error?

By ISQua | Aug. 16, 2012 |

Although the advent of computerised medical records and prescriptions has largely decreased the incidence of medical mismanagement due to illegible doctors’ notes and instructions – the importance of clear, accurate, detailed and contemporaneous record keeping remains as essential as ever.

Thoughts From a New ISQua Surveyor

By ISQua | Jun. 18, 2012 |

“Like the expectant father”…


I undertook my first Standards survey in March of this year, like the expectant father, there were so many unknowns, what were the expectations, but more so what do I have to do?

International Journal for Quality in Health Care

By ISQua | Apr. 11, 2012 |

Are you getting the most out of reading this journal? If you're only reading the journal in print, then you're missing out online with:

ISQua & LinkedIn

By ISQua | Feb. 15, 2012 |

To that end ISQua has recently launched it’s own LinkedIn group page on the site and currently has over 300 patient safety and quality members from all over the world. The aims of the group are as follows:


By ISQua | Dec. 10, 2013 |

The day was Friday the 11th October 2013 and around 11:00am Edinburgh local time; I landed at Edinburgh International Airport for my first time in Scotland (UK).

Impact evaluation of a quality improvement intervention on maternal and child health outcomes in Northern Ghana: early assessment of a national scale-up project

By ISQua | Feb. 26, 2013 |

Quality improvement (QI) methods,

Handbook on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

By ISQua | Feb. 21, 2013 |

Patient safety and Quality of Healthcare are two sides of same coin. History of evolution of quality in healthcare is as old as its counterpart in manufacturing sector.

Healthcare Quality and Safety in India- Current Scenario

By ISQua | Oct. 15, 2013 |

In India, since 2006, it has been a golden time for Healthcare Quality and Safety with the inception of National Accreditation Board for

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