3rd Heidelberg Quality Improvement Forum for Health: How to fit patient safety into QI mechanisms?

15–16 June 2017
Heidelberg, Germany
 

While Patient Safety is universally recognized as a key theme in advancing health care systems, it is yet to be integrated into a broader spectrum of topics and methods addressing health care systems as a whole. The 3rd Heidelberg QI Forum for Health aims to share and critically appraise strategies, best practices, and evidence-based tools to understand and tackle common patient safety challenges as elements of systematic and data-guided mechanisms, referred to as Quality Improvement.

More specifically, the Forum will focus on Quality Improvement mechanisms in Low and Middle Income Countries and determine if these mechanisms reflect Patient Safety issues, if there is a demand in formulating and reformulating certain standards to actually reflect these issues, address the challenges of using Patient Safety data for health system strengthening and, finally, explore hidden Patient Safety issues related to culture, gender, ethnicity and marginalisation.

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