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By ISQua Thursday. Mar 5, 2020

March: Patient Safety Month Featured

For the month of March, the ISQua team will be celebrating Patient Safety. Have a look at the ways that you can learn more about Patient Safety and get involved in the conversation:




Our most recent webinar took place on Wednesday, 11th March with Dr Chintan Maru on 'Leapfrog to Value: How low- and middle-income countries can embrace value-based care on the path to universal health coverage'.

Dr Chintan Maru is a director at the Global Development Incubator and Executive Director of Leapfrog to Value.

Dr Maru discussed the challenges of volume-based health systems, and practical ways to incorporate value-based care principles into your current work. 

If you missed the live session, you can watch the recording here:


Virtual Coffee Break


A Virtual Coffee Break will be held in March to discuss Patient Safety. Details of the session will be available very soon!

Please note that the Virtual Coffee Break is limited to a maximum of 100 participants, who will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.


Recommended Reading


Joint Statement on Patient Safety


The International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) and the International Hospital Federation (IHF) released a joint statement in support of the World Health Organization (WHO) Flagship Initiative: A Decade of Patient Safety 2020-2030.

IHF and ISQua will support key elements of the work to be undertaken in the Patient Safety Decade so that health and healthcare can be safe in the future. In partnership, we will support the key learnings from the consultation, including:

1. A culture of safety

2. Inclusion of patient safety in health policies

3. Coproduction and the people's voice

4. A focus on human factors

5. Education in patient safety

6. Setting up learning systems

7. Safety as an integral part of UHC

8. That measurements must be impactful

9. Research in Patient Safety


You can read the full statement here:


Florence 2020


At this year's conference in Florence, we have a track dedicated to Patient Safety called 'Designing for People Safety' which covers: 

1. Resilience

2. Human Factors

3. Human Factors in litigation

4. Ergonomics

5. Medication Safety

6. Infection, Prevention and Control

7. Patient Safety Tools and Solutions

8. Co-designing and co-producing safe systems

You can find out more information on our tracks, and our conference here


Registration is now open and early-bird rates are available for all until 19th May 2020.


Social Media


Share your favourite quotes, lessons and readings around Patient Safety with us on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

#ISQua #ISQua2020  #PatientSafety 


Message Board


The starting point for this month's discussion is "Using patient-reported outcome measurement to improve patient care", which is available through the International Journal for Quality in Health Care on the OUP website through the following link:

ISQua Members can access the journal through the Resources menu.

We ask that you read, reflect and contextualise the findings of the paper, and discuss your thoughts with other participants within this forum.

You can access the Message Board here -


This page will be updated regularly throughout the month of March.


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