Risk Control and Quality Management in Neurosurgery

  • Hans-Jakob Steiger
  • Eberhard Uhl
Conference proceedings

Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. Vincent
      Pages 3-11
    3. C. Nuttall, H. Schönbacher
      Pages 13-18
    4. P. Dehning
      Pages 19-21
  3. The Human Factor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. M. Schöbel, C. Kleindienst
      Pages 33-38
    3. P. Dehning
      Pages 39-41
  4. Principles of Quality Management in Medicine

  5. Standards of Perioperative Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. I. Blümcke, O. D. Wiestler
      Pages 73-77
    3. H. J. Steiger
      Pages 89-92
    4. A. M. Lam
      Pages 93-96
    5. E. Ferrer
      Pages 107-110
    6. E. Uhl, M. Heinlein
      Pages 111-114
  6. Learning from Errors in Neurosurgery

  7. Proficiency of Staff and Residents

  8. Risk and Quality Management in Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
  9. ISO 9000 Quality Concepts Applied to Neurosurgery

  10. Risk Control and Quality Management in the Next Century

About these proceedings


Quality in an invasive discipline such as neurosurgery comprises evidence based medicine, cost effectiveness and also risk control. Risk control and quality management have become a science on their own, combining the expertise of many specialists such as psychologists, mathematicians and also economists. Intensive communication with basic safety scientists as well as safety experts from the industry and traffic promises ideas and concepts than can be adopted for neurosurgery. An international conference was held in Munich in October 2000 bringing together neurosurgeons and safety experts from outside medicine in order to discuss basic aspects of risk control and quality management and to develop structures applicable to neurosurgery. Basic aspects such as principles of risk and safety management, the human factor as well as standards of neurosurgical patient care, proficiency of staff and residents, and industrial quality standards were discussed. The presentations and discussions resulted in a wealth of new ideas and concepts. This book contains this material and thus provides a unique and comprehensive source of information on the current possibilities of quality management in neurosurgery.


ISO 9000 diagnostics neuropathology neurosurgery quality assurance quality management risk control

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Jakob Steiger
    • 1
  • Eberhard Uhl
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinikum GroßhadernNeurochirurgische Univ.-KlinikMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Neurochirurgische KlinikRWTH AachenAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-7275-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-6237-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-1419
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