Abstract for:Model-Based Risk Assessment to Clinical Risk Management Policies
Errors and adverse events occur even under the most efficient circumstances. On the one hand, clinical errors reduce patient's safety level and can even sometimes cause patient's death; on the other hand, weak management of clinical risks harms staff and hospital's reputation and can be quite costly for the health system of any country. That is why a clinical risk management system, as a systematic tool for minimizing errors and preventing systematic errors, plays an important role. In Iranís health system, despite the growth of technology and health infrastructure, medical errors have an increasing trend, and this has become one of the major challenges of policymakers in healthcare section. The results showed that development and improvement of the performance indicators defined in the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, e.g. increasing human resources, improving equipment and facilities, increasing the number of healthcare-associated graduates, increasing the number of hospital beds, and so forth will not reduce the level of clinical errors. For this reason, here different policies regarding electronic health records, patient safety culture, and clinical governance have been implemented on the model and their simulation results have been examined.