This report brings together what is known about patient safety in private hospitals. It offers new insights into the number of patient safety incidents in private hospitals, analyses the potential risks inherent in the way that these services operate, and makes recommendations to improve transparency in the private sector.Read More
Private hospitals are being used more and more by the NHS to perform operations. Because these hospitals are very different to NHS hospitals, CHPI has undertaken work to identify and assess the unique patient safety issues with this form of for-profit healthcare provision.
Peter Walsh outlines the discrepancies in patient safety requirements for private health providersRead More
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.Read More
Some reported cases of serious incidents or deaths of patients following treatment at private hospitals
A selection of illustrative casesRead More
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.Read More