Patients' safety: 2nd round table on reporting systems in health care
The Second round table on reporting systems in health care, which was held in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 28-29 November 2011, was an opportunity for representatives of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia to monitor the progress made in the area of patient safety since the first round table a year earlier. It was also an opportunity to learn from each other experiences and from those of other international participants. Current issues and achievements were explored among others with regards to adverse events reporting systems and research in health related harm. The importance of patient engagement and education of healthcare workers on patient safety has been stressed again. The opportunities to tackle patient safety through integrated approaches were explored, while the importance of networking of all stakeholders nationally and internationally was recognized. A set of further recommendations was developed, including continuing to meet at patient safety round tables.