Issue Two 2016
2016, Vol. 3, issue 2, (December)
Improving patient safety and quality of healthcare through prevention of healthcare associated infections
The negative impact of healthcare associated infections form patient morbidity and mortality risks and also result prolongation in hospitalization of patients, which provides additional costs.
Healthcare associated infections, which are directly association with exposure to healthcare facilities or healthcare treatments or procedures, reduce the quality of life.
Exercising the right of every patient to put into force a complaint procedure in relation to negative results related to healthcare associated infection in the process of delivery of healthcare services could have a severe impact on the entire system. That is because the appearance of healthcare associated infection involves multiple parties, including the patient, the healthcare provider, the facility in which the patient is treated, the insurance company and health lawyers.
Authors:Mariela Deliverska,; Faculty of Public Health, Medical University – Sofia;
Andrey Kehayov; Faculty of Public Health, Medical University – Sofia;