Improving the Health Care of an Entire Country
National Clinical Lead for Safety & Improvement, Scottish Government
Health Foundation/Institute for Healthcare Improvement Fellow
Is it possible to cut adverse events by 30 percent – and hospital mortality by 15 percent – across an entire country? The Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) is an ambitious attempt to do just that.
This interview was filmed in December 2008. Since then, the SPSP has seen some remarkable successes. One region saw a 50-percent reduction in Clostridium difficile
infections. As of September 2009, another region with twelve hospitals had gone a whopping 21 months without a central line infection. Read more about the Scottish Patient Safety Programme