Journal article

Improving safety and quality: How can education help?

MM Walton, SL Elliott

Medical Journal of Australia | Published : 2006

Abstract

• National efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care present challenges for medical education and training. • Today's doctors need to be skilled communicators who know how to identify, prevent and manage adverse events and near misses, how to use evidence and information, how to work safely in a team, how to practise ethically, and how to be workplace teachers and learners. • These competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) are set out in the National Patient Safety Education Framework (NPSF) of the Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care. • The NPSF is designed to help medical schools, vocational colleges, health organisations and private practitioners de..

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