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Patient Care is a key aspect of providing quality healthcare at CMRI

The Significance of Patient Safety in India's Healthcare Landscape India's primary healthcare network is critical in shaping its socio-economic development. However, the healthcare delivery system in India faces numerous challenges, and one often overlooked issue is patient safety. With disparities between public and private healthcare settings, standardizing care can seem daunting. Therefore, ensuring patient safety and establishing trust should be at the heart of the healthcare system.

The growing complexity of healthcare systems, which further results in an increase of patient injury in healthcare institutions has given rise to the medical specialty of patient safety. It tries to limit and minimize risks, mistakes, and harm to patients during the delivery of healthcare. Delivering high-quality and vital healthcare services requires a sheer commitment to patient safety and well-being. Indeed, there is broad agreement that effective, secure, and person-centered health services should be provided everywhere. Additionally, health services must be timely, equitable, integrated, and effective in order to reap the benefits of quality healthcare.

Patient safety is much more important in India because of the country's diverse population and intricate healthcare infrastructure. There is a widespread scarcity of healthcare workers and an overworked public healthcare delivery system. Thus, patient safety is a crucial issue to solve in the Indian environment because of the said characteristics.

Patient safety has received more attention in India in recent years. The government has launched a number of initiatives targeted at enhancing patient safety. These programmes seek to raise the standard of treatment and lower the frequency of medical mistakes. These patient safety programmes must be supported by appropriately including patients, promoting patient happiness, and listening to patients. Similarly, professionals must ensure that patients and others who are caring for them are informed about their care and capable of preventing medical errors from occurring. In addition to government initiatives, advocacy groups, and healthcare organizations are also working to increase patient safety. To guarantee that they offer patients safe and effective care, many hospitals have put in place quality management systems and accreditation schemes.

CMRI plays a strong role when it comes to patient safety, especially considering the physical safety of the patients, which goes beyond just ensuring that they receive safe medical care. Being NABH accredited gives much importance to maintaining the quality of clinical needs and patient safety. For instance, regular health audits are being conducted for the safety and satisfaction of the patients and their well-being. As health systems adapt to these new changes in the environment, CMRI looks forward to eliminating both long-standing issues like hospital infections and medication adherence as well as brand-new concerns like the recent Covid-19 pandemic and similar situations likely to arise in the near future.

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