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June 27, 2019 Global Publication

Challenges to patient centredness – a comparison of patient and doctor experiences from primary care

Many countries and international organisations, such as OECD and WHO, have chosen patient centredness as the approach to ensure that the patients’ needs, values, and preferences are appropriately considered in the health care meetings. Whereas most OECD countries show progress in implementing patient-centred care, no country performs in the top group on all indicators in cross-country comparison. Patient-centred consultation methodologies vary, but reoccurring components can be identified in the literature, such as the patient’s narrative and collaboration.
This article designed an observational study to investigate the level of patients’ and doctors’ ratings of patient-centred aspects of the primary care consultation.

Oct. 4, 2018 Eastern Mediterranean Publication

Health professional perspectives of patient safety issues in intensive care units in Saudi Arabia

Despite adverse errors leading to poor patient outcomes, there is a paucity of literature, including staff perceptions, on adverse errors in Saudi Arabian intensive care units. So the aim of this study was to examine attitudes to patient safety in two intensive care units from the perspective of health care professionals in Saudi Arabia with a descriptive cross-sectional design was used.