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Special Issue "Innovation in Hospital Management: Strategies and Efforts for Patient and Healthcare Workers Safety and Prevention of Claims"
A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 4069
Special Issue Editors
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Interests: public health education; legal medicine; medico-legal autospy; clinical risk management; damage; legal liability; medicolegal implications; ethics; patient blood management; health organization
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: public health education; legal medicine; medico-legal autospy; clinical risk management; damage; legal liability; medicolegal implications; ethics; patient health organization
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Healthcare: Forensic Medicine in the Time of COVID-19: Preliminary Results, Innovative Solutions and Unanswered Questions
Special Issue Information
Billions of medical and surgical procedures are performed every day in hospitals around the world. In recent years, and especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for a hospital organization capable of welcoming and managing the needs of the population is increasingly felt and necessary. The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged member countries to implement reforms and promote new evidence-based practices.
In many ways, improvements and updates in clinical practice and organization are needed for the benefit of patients, their safety and health care workers. The hospital organization must consider the new general conditions in which it operates in which, in addition to the needs due to the assistance of COVID patients, it must keep ordinary activities safe and this represents a challenge.
Western countries are experiencing what is called the "silver tsunami", a significant increase in the average age of the population with the consequent need to better calibrate the organization and available resources. There are situations of lack of technologies and drugs such as plasma derivatives and it is therefore increasingly important to develop a strategy for the management of these new emerging aspects.
In Europe, investment programs are being developed aimed at increasing the resilience of national systems also in the health sector. These programs provide for investment in technologies that can lead to technological and scientific innovation in order to maintain clinical activities and enable the development of scientific research innovation.
Clinical risk management is an increasingly necessary and important activity in this particular context that must be integrated in order to increase the safety of patients and healthcare professionals. A particular area of this topic is represented by nosocomial infections which represent adverse events to be prevented and often managed in the medical-legal field in terms of health responsibility and in the field of the autopsy.
Many publications on these topics can be collected internationally. This Special Issue aims to collect original research, case studies, literature evidence, case reports, studies that show examples of healthcare organization, peculiar cases in the organizational, medical examiner, patient safety and safety at work, scientific innovation and research.
In this Special Issue, we invite researchers to submit research covering, but not limited to, the following potential topics:
- Health organization
- Tecnology Innovation
- National rules and laws in medical liability and clinical risk management
- Patient safety
- Ethics in medicine
- Adverse events
- Violence against health workers
- Suicide risk prevention
- Infectious diseases
- Adverse drug reactions
- Patient Blood Management
- Environmental risks for healthcare personnel
- Healthcare-associated infections
- Scientific research in medicine
- Postmortem investigation
Dr. Matteo Bolcato
Dr. Stefano D'Errico
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- clinical risk management
- medical liability
- nosocomial infections
- infectious diseases