NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING
DATE : Jan 22, 2004 (Note: Date Changed)
PLACE :The Plainsman Restaurant
TIME: 6:00 PM - Cocktails
Highway 5 7:00PM-Dinner
Dundas, Ontario 8:00PM-Presentation
He has served on many provincial, national and international committees. He is one of four Canadian Delegates to the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee (ISO TC/212) dealing with Medical Laboratory Testing and In vitro Diagnostic Test Systems. He is Vice-Chair of the CSA Technical Committee "The National Committee for Medical Laboratory Quality Systems".
Adverse outcomes resulting from health care are common. A recent study reported that 35 percent of doctors saw errors in their own health care or that of a family member. There is no absolute standard of care – errors can be expected. The standard is what other health care workers with similar training and experience would have done in similar circumstances. Most serious medical errors are committed by competent, caring people. How then can we increase patient safety to the level that the public is coming to expect?
The Institute of Medicine studies in the USA suggested that up to 100 patients per day in US hospitals die each day because of injuries from their care not from their diseases. As Tom Nolan identified there are three essential preconditions for improvement of anything: will, ideas, and execution. In Canada, the barrier to improving patient safety is execution. The system is complex, dynamic and characterized by many competing pressures particularly between funding and quality of care. A non-profit Canadian Patient Safety Institute is proposed to implement the 19 recommendations of the National Steering Committee on Patient Safety.
Please notify one of the following executive members of your attendance by 12:00 PM on Fri., Jan 16, 2004.
Bob Anderson (905) 575-2375 ext 3092 OR Hank Verspagen ext 3091
Bob Mok, CQA., CQE
Section Secretary, Sec 0400
The Society of Professionals Dedicated to the Advancement of Quality