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A management system integrating radiation protection and safety supporting safety culture in the hospital

Almén, A LU and Lundh, C (2015) In Radiation Protection Dosimetry 164(1-2). p.18-21
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Quality assurance has been identified as an important part of radiation protection and safety for a considerable time period. A rational expansion and improvement of quality assurance is to integrate radiation protection and safety in a management system. The aim of this study was to explore factors influencing the implementing strategy when introducing a management system including radiation protection and safety in hospitals and to outline benefits of such a system. The main experience from developing a management system is that it is possible to create a vast number of common policies and routines for the whole hospital, resulting in a cost-efficient system. One of the key benefits is the involvement of management at all levels,... (More)

Quality assurance has been identified as an important part of radiation protection and safety for a considerable time period. A rational expansion and improvement of quality assurance is to integrate radiation protection and safety in a management system. The aim of this study was to explore factors influencing the implementing strategy when introducing a management system including radiation protection and safety in hospitals and to outline benefits of such a system. The main experience from developing a management system is that it is possible to create a vast number of common policies and routines for the whole hospital, resulting in a cost-efficient system. One of the key benefits is the involvement of management at all levels, including the hospital director. Furthermore, a transparent system will involve staff throughout the organisation as well. A management system supports a common view on what should be done, who should do it and how the activities are reviewed. An integrated management system for radiation protection and safety includes key elements supporting a safety culture.

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Attitude of Health Personnel, Europe, Hospital Administration, Humans, Internationality, Leadership, Models, Organizational, Organizational Culture, Radiation Injuries/prevention & control, Radiation Monitoring/methods, Radiation Protection/methods, Safety Management/organization & administration, Sweden, Systems Integration
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Radiation Protection Dosimetry
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164
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1-2
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Oxford University Press
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1742-3406
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10.1093/rpd/ncu334
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  author       = {Almén, A and Lundh, C},
  issn         = {1742-3406},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-2},
  pages        = {18--21},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Radiation Protection Dosimetry},
  title        = {A management system integrating radiation protection and safety supporting safety culture in the hospital},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncu334},
  doi          = {10.1093/rpd/ncu334},
  volume       = {164},
  year         = {2015},
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