MIMS Education

Rethinking Patient Safety in Family Medicine

Rethinking Patient Safety in Family Medicine

Family MedicineGeneral Practice
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About this course

Quality in healthcare and safe care means achieving the best health outcomes that are possible, given available circumstances and resources. These must at all times be consistent with a patient-centered approach.

This e-learning module discusses the latest developments and concepts around improving patient outcomes as applied in the Asian general practice/family medicine setting.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the latest developments and thinking around improving patient outcomes through building a culture of patient safety
  • Understand possible sources of bias and how it can be lessened to improve decision-making
  • Gain insight into the meaningful application of a patient-focused, family-centered lens on the provision of healthcare

Topics covered

  • Human Factors: How Bias Can Lead to Incorrect Decision Making
    • What is human factor
    • Role of heuristics and bias in decision making in clinical practice
    • De-biasing techniques for incorporating in the operational part of a primary care work system
  • Patient and Family Engagement in Patient Safety
    • Patient and Family Engagement in Patient Safety: Where, What, Why and How does it look like
    • Evidence of Patient and Family Engagement in Patient Safety
    • Guidance for Patient and Family Engagement in Patient Safety

Keywords: WONCA, patient safety outcomes, improving patient outcomes

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
    • This module is accredited for both Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) members and non-members.
  • This module is accredited for 0.5 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine, and Hong Kong College of Community Medicine.
  • Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.