Safety in healthcare: the pharmacy legislative framework and patient safety.
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VOSPER, H. and HIGNETT, S.M. 2018. Safety in healthcare: the pharmacy legislative framework and patient safety. Journal of personal injury law [online], 1, pages 16-22. Available from: http://westlaw.co.uk
Considers how the legislative framework governing pharmaceuticals can have an impact on patient safety. Discusses key aspects of the healthcare system, the characteristics of a high reliability organisation (HRO), and the role of "just culture". Examines the current pharmaceuticals regulatory regime, the impact of criminalising healthcare errors, and how the adoption of a human factors/ergonomics (HFE) approach can improve patient safety.