Development of patient safety indicators spanning primary and secondary care

PROJECT STATUS: Ongoing
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START DATE AND DURATION: September 2020
Summary

This PhD study is identifying patient safety indicators that span community, primary and secondary care, which could be collected from a digital integrated care record. It is identifying where gaps lie and some of the challenges to data collection. The findings will be used to develop a framework to guide the monitoring of the safety of patient care across organisations and time. As a case example, the study is focusing on patients prescribed anti-coagulants, a family of medicines carrying a well-known risk of patient harm.

Partners & Collaborators

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Queen Mary University of London

Tower Hamlets CCG