Table 2

 Taxonomy of patient safety preventive mechanisms

Patient safety preventive mechanisms (“PERILS”)
(1) Policy
    (A) Compliance with existing policy
    (B) Addition or change of policy
(2) Education and training
(3) Resources
    (A) Staffing
    (B) Technology and smart design
    (C) Equipment
    (D) Space
    (E) Time
(4) Improving communication
    (A) Across departments
    (B) Across professions
    (C) Between clinicians and patients and families
(5) Legal action
(6) Study, monitor, analyse problematic situations