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Dr Kathiravan Rajendran,

Assistant professor, Department of community ,medicine,

psg institute of medical sciences and research,

Off, Avinashi Rd, Peelamedu,

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641004




Prioritizing patient safety is imperative for enhancing quality healthcare, especially in lower- and middle-income countries. Recognizing this urgency, India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare introduced the 'SaQushal' toolkit, empowering health facilities to self-assess and improve their safety practices. This study presents an internal audit at a Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) in Coimbatore, India, utilizing the 'SaQushal' framework. The facility achieved an overall score of 63%, exceeding the 50% minimum threshold for each domain, indicating commendable efforts towards establishing good quality standards. Notably, all domains scored above 50%, highlighting strengths across various safety dimensions. While acknowledging this progress, the audit offers valuable insights for further improvement, guiding the RHTC's journey towards even more robust patient safety measures. By disseminating these findings and promoting proactive implementation of targeted interventions, we can collectively move towards safer and better healthcare for all.

Publication Date

Summer 4-1-2024


JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research

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Rural healthcare, Patient safety, Quality of services, Internal audit, Rural Health Training Center, SaQushal.

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Rural Health Training Center Audit



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