Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women in Singapore and it is therefore important for women to be aware of treatment modalities. Surgery is an essential component of breast cancer treatment, and it is done in combination with adjuvant treatment. Adjuvant therapy may include radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal treatment, etc depending on each […]
How do hospitals and clinics ensure patient and medication safety?
Four leading health care institutions in Singapore share about their world class quality patient safety culture and practice. Medication safety is one of the main concerns in upholding patient safety.
What Patients Can Do to Improve Patient Safety?
We seek medical care to get better, but sometimes errors can happen and result in unnecessary avoidable harm. Any treatment and procedure carry inherent risk of harm, but this can be avoided and prevented if both patients and health care staffs become active members of the health care team.
Celebrating World Patient Safety Day 2022: Medication Without Harm
While the safe use of medications can improve and save lives, medication errors and unsafe medication practices can lead to avoidable harm and injury beyond what money can repair.