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Division of Medical Safety Management

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Yoshio Tsuboi
M.D., Ph.D.
 Fukuoka University Hospital provides higher medical care as a local advanced medical center. At the same time, our hospital must always supply the safest medical care. The medical care for patient safety has been provided by staff with different specialities as well as doctors, and we cannot provide the most appropriate care without their contribution. On the other hand, we should recognize the fact that anyone can make a mistake. All medical staff should be aware of it in their individual work and improve their knowledge and own skills. In addition, we need to construct the system supplying strict patient-safety, not merely relying on the individual efforts of the medical staff. True commitment to patient safety requires action, not just statements about its importance. Our Department of Patient Safety has established a “Culture of Safety” in all medical staff in our hospital throughout action program.

 The department was established in 2003. The chief of the department is assigned to be one of vice-presidents of the hospital. The members include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, clinical engineers and administrative staff. They are in charge of patient safety and litigation.

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