Document Type : Review article


1 PhD Student in Health Services Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Health Services Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Department of Health Services Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

4 Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Nursing Department


Background and aims: Patient safety, as one of the main components of the health care quality, implies
avoiding any injury and damage to the patient when providing health care services. In other words,
patient safety means his or her safety against any adverse and harmful event when receiving health care
services. Based on the above-mention explanations, the present study was conducted to determine the
patterns of patient safety management.
Methods: A systematic review method was used to meet the objectives of the study. In order to access
the scientific documentation and evidence related to the subject published during 1998-2018, English
keywords including “Patient Safety Model”, “Patient Safety”, and “Patient Safety of Management” were
searched in Medine, PubMed, and Google Scholar databases and Persian versions of these keywords
were also looked for in Jihad-e Daneshgahi’s Scientific Information Database (SID) and Iranian Journals
database (Magiran).
Results: The findings of this study suggested that most of the studies on designing a model for patient
safety highlighted important dimensions including guidance and leadership, communication,
organizing, information management, control and monitoring, participation and decision-making, as
well as planning and coordination.
Conclusion: In general, using patterns and frameworks designed for patient safety improves patient
safety against uncertain incidents since the human and financial consequences of such incidents
impose overwhelming sufferings on patients.


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