Quality and safety of patient care and healthcare professionals


For many years, the management actions of health care structures have been focused on control and supervision.

  • health-related infections (HAI) by taking measures and measures to prevent them,
  • clinical risk management and leadership: clinical practice for safety, staff training
  • health, the use of preventive measures and advanced technologies depending on the clinical risk
  • personality intensity and concern.

However, HAI is still a serious health problem today. Europe only 1/3. Infectious diseases appear to be caused by AR microorganisms (antimicrobial resistance) and 75%, the health burden of treating infections caused by these pathogens is directly related ICA. It is estimated that a total of 33,000 deaths per year are due to infections caused by the RA bacteria.

Italy has 200,000 health-related infections, with a fatal rate of 10,000 per year in patients with Infections with AR or MDR bacteria result in years of life loss, which is the largest in Europe1.The implications for health and health systems are alarming: it is estimated that there is no fight an be targeted and effective in preventing the further development and spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Another 10 million deaths compared to today globally in 2050, with more deaths to what is currently caused by cancer. In terms of economic impact, AR is estimated to cost. Italy $ 13 billion from now to 2050 for new and subsequent hospitalizations, as well as for social and medical structures, as well as direct and indirect costs (social costs). The safety and quality of care is now more than ever a priority for the National Health Service.

Different treatment options or complications that are not always predictable can occur with any treatment. Endangers human health. However, we also know that over 50% of HAIs are preventable; for this, it is necessary to work actively to effectively mitigate risks and to favor all conditions. suitable for minimizing situations that could affect safety.

Reducing the risk of infection depends on effective “multifactorial control”. through appropriate governance and clinical risk management (e.g. risk management activities); but at the same time it is necessary to work on a shared, shared and collective sense of responsibility when healthcare professionals / operators and citizens, each in turn, can work together to provide quality of service and synergistic effects on the system to provide a safer environment.

In this context, the purpose of this article is to enhance the role and skills of all figures. health professionals promote the value of empowerment and civic participation as a resource for the NHS. Everyone can and should contribute and contribute to the solution of the security problem by minimizing it as much as possible. any risks by taking all these preventive techniques and behavior “to prevent this from happening others “.