Patient Safety in Cross-border Care

  • Eva Turk DNV GL, Strategic Research and Innovation - Healthcare
  • Stephen Leyshon DNV GL, Strategic Research and Innovation - Healthcare
  • Morten Pytte DNV GL, Strategic Research and Innovation - Healthcare
Keywords: patient safety, cross-border care, accreditation, healthcare, EU


Patient safety is a right and it raises particular issues in the context of cross-border care. Patients should be able to have trust and confidence in the healthcare structure as a whole; they must be protected from the harm caused by poorly functioning health systems, medical errors and adverse events. This paper addresses the state of cross-border healthcare in the European Union, the state of patient safety, the question of quality assurance and the role of accreditation as a risk based approach.


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How to Cite
Turk E., Leyshon S., & Pytte M. (2015). Patient Safety in Cross-border Care. Medicine, Law & Society, 8(1), 77-83.