Posted in Issue 116 - December 2011 Safe Hospitals
In the past year, the Dominican Republic has made progress in strengthening the safe hospitals strategy. With PAHO/WHO support, the country has undertaken training and has used the Hospital Safety Index to make assessments in 10 major hospitals.
Progress is being made in making the safe hospitals strategy part of the country’s risk management policies. Work is underway to develop a building code for hospitals, to form a national commission on safe hospitals, and to sign agreements with universities that will provide academic certification for those trained to conduct hospital safety assessments.