Public reports and policy documents
commissioned and/or published
by government bodies, national and regional health organisations etc.
on topics with implications for the field of clinical
knowledge management technologies and applications.
Topic areas include
patient safety, quality of care, e-health, decision support and medical terminologies.
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Public policy reports determining
national and regional strategies
Patient safety and medical error, in particular, have become very high priority
areas for many healthcare systems worldwide. A major impetus for this was the publication
of "To Err is Human" (USA) which reported that between
44,000 and 98,000 people lose
their lives annually as a result of errors that occur in hospitals.
This clearly held medical error as
one of the largest causes of death in the USA and has had
a significant effect on policy directions in many countries.