A Guide to Patient Safety Improvement

Patient safety includes a substantial body of evidence, which demonstrates interventions (practices and processes) that lead to improved patient outcomes for numerous healthcare conditions. Despite this available evidence, healthcare providers are not implementing practice changes consistently and effectively to support organizations and teams to address patient safety challenges. 

We’ve designed A Guide to Patient Safety Improvement to support teams across all healthcare sectors in using a Knowledge Translation and Quality Improvement integrated approach to change that will positively impact patient safety outcomes. You can use this guide alongside current best available evidence change ideas, and tools and resources for your specific project. It includes ideal practice changes (‘the what’) and strategies (‘the how’) that create the evidence-informed intervention. The ideas are adaptable, and the guide offers important considerations for implementation.