Journal article

Patient safety: A view from down under

Karen L Dunn, Annie Moulden, Peter McDougall, Glenn Bowes

PEDIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2006

Abstract

The patient safety program at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne has been running for more than 10 years. The hospital is in the State of Victoria, a state that has a long history of investigating child death, enacting legislation to reduce childhood injury, and providing a centralized tertiary care service. The close interaction between the hospital and the community provides opportunities for shared learning in pediatric patient safety to continually improve childhood outcomes.