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  • Virolainen, Jenni (2012)
    Patient safety is a part of quality and safety of care. Patient safety is defined as freedom for a patient from unnecessary harm or potential harm associated with healthcare. Patient safety covers safety of care, medication safety and safety of devices. Different authorities have promoted patient safety in Finland. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health set up the Steering Group for the Promotion of Patient Safety for a term extending from 1 November 2006 to 31 October 2009 to coordinate the work for promoting patient safety and to evaluate related development needs at the national level. It has published a national Patient Safety Strategy for the years 2009-2013. Patient safety is also included in the Health Care Act. The National Institute for Welfare and Health (THL) has a Finnish national programme on patient safety: Patient Safety with Skills. Other authorities promoting patient safety in Finland are Finnish Medicines Agency (Fimea) and National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira). Many studies are related to Patient Safety. In the Seminar of Patient Safety Research 2011 studies were separated to following categories: Patient Safety Culture as a Challenge for Organisations, Medication Safety, Safeguard of Care, Preparation for Patient Safety, Learning of Patient Safety, Control of Patient Documents and Financing of Patient Safety. The aim of this study is to explore Finnish patient safety studies. This study was conducted by using an electronic survey. The survey was sent to members of Finnish Patient Safety Society and a mailing list of Patient Safety Network. The survey was also sent to attendees of the Seminar of Patient Safety Research 2011. Altogether 81 responses were obtained. A patient safety research had been done in 60 per cent of organizations. A patient safety research will be done in 62 per cent of organizations. 10 per cent of the researches were meant for the internal use of the organization but were also published in Finland and abroad. 21 per cent of the researches were published in Finland and abroad. 18 per cent of the researches were published only in Finland and 12 per cent only abroad. 25 per cent of the researches were meant only for the internal use of organization. 14 per cent of the respondents left this question unanswered. A personal grant from a foundation was the most common way of financing for patient safety research. Many different kinds of sponsors were also mentioned. There was co-operation between organizations in 58 per cent of researches. 86 per cent of respondents were interested in a network of patient safety researchers. Using of Reporting System for Safety Incidents in Health Care Organizations (HaiPro) was asked as a detail of this study. HaiPro was used in 65 per cent of organizations. 89 per cent of respondents said that their organization takes advantage of HaiPro but the level of use varied between respondents.