Technical assistance for establishing a patient safety system in Estonia (2017)



This report is based on the findings of a visit to study health care settings and of interviews with health care decision-makers and local stakeholders in Estonia: the Ministry of Social Affiars, the Health Board, the Patients’ Association, the Family Doctors’ Society, the Estonian Nurses’ Association, the University Clinic of Tartu, Tartu Health Care College, the Estonian Health Insurance Fund, East Tallinn Hospital and Rakvere Hospital.

It includes a summary of the methods used, the information acquired from the interviews and recommendations for establishing a national patient safety system. The report describes experience in Denmark, Poland and Slovenia in establishing patient safety systems that was considered relevant to the Estonian context.