E3: Improving safety and quality in community care across Denmark

Wednesday 22 June 2022 | 13:15-14:30

Format: Presentation
Stream: Integrated care

For decades, the effort to improve quality and patient safety has been focused on acute care, thus most care is delivered outside hospitals. In 2014, communities in Denmark embarked on a journey to improve medication safety and reduce falls, pressure ulcers (PC) and infection in nursing homes and home-based care. The outcomes are outstanding: communities have accomplished >300 days between medication errors and PC. The programs are now expanded and cover a large spectrum of facilities that provide social and health care, rehabilitation and other services and improvement teams are staffed with a variety of different professional disciplines.

After this session, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the key factors of safety and quality programs in community care

  • Identify the core components to build will in multidisciplinary teams and settings

  • Apply the learning from the Danish program to their own context

Vibeke Rischel, Danish Society for Patient Safety; Denmark

Inge Kristensen, Danish Society for Patient Safety; Denmark