Patient safety in inpatient mental health settings: a systematic review.

Bethan Thibaut, Lindsay Helen Dewa, Sonny Christian Ramtale, Danielle D'Lima, Sheila Adam, Hutan Ashrafian, Ara Darzi & Stephanie Archer
OBJECTIVES:Patients in inpatient mental health settings face similar risks (eg, medication errors) to those in other areas of healthcare. In addition, some unsafe behaviours associated with serious mental health problems (eg, self-harm), and the measures taken to address these (eg, restraint), may result in further risks to patient safety. The objective of this review is to identify and synthesise the literature on patient safety within inpatient mental health settings using robust systematic methodology. DESIGN:Systematic review...
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