Several organisations, researchers and clinicians have discussed the need for a patient safety culture in dentistry. Strategies are available to help improve patient safety in healthcare and deserve further consideration in dentistry.
Published by the British Dentistry Journal, this article:
- discusses the history of patient safety initiatives in healthcare and dentistry
- describes strategies that can be applied to identify patient safety issues in dentistry
- emphasises the importance of both process and cultural factors in developing a safer healthcare environment.