1. Managing quality, safety and risk / Jo Samanta and Ash Samanta 2. Pre-trial clinical negligence issues / Charles Foster 3. The tort of negligence and patient safety / Jose Miola 4. Medical ethics and patient safety / Nils Hoppe 5. Psychological aspects of patient safety / Pippa Bark 6. Blame free reporting : international developments / Johan Legemaate 7. Economic aspects of patient safety / Stephen Heasell 8. Patient safety in secondary care / Ash Samanta and Jo Samanta 9. Patient safety in mental health care / Eva Sundin, James Houston and Jamie Murphy 10. Regulating patient safety in the European Union : realistic aspiration or unattainable goal? / Jean V. McHale 11. Patient safety and clinical risk management in Germany / Marc Stauch 12. Patient safety and the law in Canada / Joan M Gilmour 13. New developments in the US : the Federal Patient Safety Act / Ronni P. Solomon 14. Patient safety in American health care : regulatory models / Barry R. Furrow 15. Responding to patient harm : patient safety initiatives in Australia / Merrilyn Walton.