|Originally developed by:||CBO Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement (a TNO company)|
|Country of origin:||Netherlands|
|Year of development:||2009|
|Available in the following languages:||English, Dutch|
Type of tool: tool for system change, tool for training and education, tool for promotion of a safety culture
Patient Involvement Report
Patient safety is teamwork and patients and clients must be engaged as a member of the healthcare team. Implementation of initiatives need to be based on the relationship between patients and healthcare professionals to create an active dialogue about safety. To create a long term effect of the patients’ role it’s essential that incorporation of the patients’ perspective is developed at 4 levels: individual care processes, national healthcare organizations, national healthcare system, laws and regulations.