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Introduction: The development of a patient safety policy agenda

ByJOHN TINGLE

The purpose of this book is to explore the impact of legal systems on patient safety initiatives. We ask fundamental questions such as whether legal systems are used in appropriate ways to support state and local managerial systems developing patient safety procedures. What alternative approaches can and should be utilised? Chapters in this book explore the patient safety managerial and legal structures that exist in countries where there is a developed patient safety infrastructure and culture.