A new world-wide concern about patient safety developed in the 1990s with the realisation that more and more surgery was taking place and that the significant and persisting level of complications from surgery was largely the result of faulty systems for preventing them.
A selection of illustrative cases
A collection of reports sourced in our 2014 report into Patient Safety in Private Hospitals, which attempted to collate what little information was available about the quality and outcomes of care in private hospitals.
Some important articles related to PFI in the UK.
For some years, we have seen the development of a twin process of service reorganisation or reconfiguration: one process entails closing big hospital departments such as Accident and Emergency and Maternity Services so that these are concentrated in fewer, larger hospitals; the second involves transferring services from hospitals into community settings. These reorganisations can be, sometimes rightly, perceived by local people as... Read More
For the past two decades the vast majority of social care services paid for by the state (care homes, home care and other support services) are provided by the private sector in England. As a result there is a substantial evidence base of the effects of the marketisation of social care services on the quality of care which is provided to older people and other people with disabilities. The way in which the market in social care... Read More