Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1136/qshc.2002.004994
Title: Quest for quality care and patient safety: The case of Singapore
Authors: Lim, M.K. 
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Citation: Lim, M.K. (2004-02). Quest for quality care and patient safety: The case of Singapore. Quality and Safety in Health Care 13 (1) : 71-75. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1136/qshc.2002.004994
Abstract: Quality of care in Singapore has seen a paradigm shift from a traditional focus on structural approaches to a broader multidimensional concept which includes the monitoring of clinical indicators and medical errors. Strong political commitment and institutional capacities have been important factors for making the transition. What is still lacking, however, is a culture of rigorous programme evaluation, public involvement, and patient empowerment. Despite these imperfections, Singapore has made considerable strides and its experience may hold lessons for other small developing countries in the common quest for quality care and patient safety.
Source Title: Quality and Safety in Health Care
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113814
ISSN: 14753898
DOI: 10.1136/qshc.2002.004994
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