Patient Safety

Patient Safety

Actively monitoring patient safety is an important responsibility of a hospital. It is also important for enhancing patient confidence when patients understand that facility is aware of and protects against potential hazards that often exist in a healthcare environment.

In the dimension of providing quality through safeguarding patient safety, the Hospital da Luz monitors performance through the following indicators:

  • Prevalence and incidence of infection
  • Prevalence and incidence of falls
  • Prevalence and incidence of pressure ulcers
  • Registration of adverse incidents

Also in this context, performance is evaluated regarding the implementation of procedures to prevent incidents, examples of which are:

  • Informed consent
  • Surgical checklist
  • An epidemiological survey at admission