A conceptual framework identifying sources of risk to patient safety in primary care.

 


Abstract: The potential risks to patient safety in a primary care setting are different than the risks to patient safety in an acute care setting. The main differences arise from the organisational structures of primary care delivery and the greater involvement of patients in their care. To account for these differences, we present the Patient Safety in Primary Care Framework to conceptualise the sources of risk to patient safety.

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2012

Topics: Healthcare Services

Authors: Logan McLeod, JoAnn Kingston-Riechers, Egon Jonsson

ISSN: 1448-7527

Journal Title: Australian Journal of Primary Health

Volume: 18

Issue: 3

Pages: 185-189