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Action on patient safety can reduce health inequalities.

Wade C, Malhotra AM, McGuire P, et al. Action on patient safety can reduce health inequalities. BMJ. 2022;376:e067090. doi: 10.1136/bmj-2021-067090

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April 13, 2022
Wade C, Malhotra AM, McGuire P, et al. BMJ. 2022;376:e067090.

The role of healthcare disparities in patient safety is an emerging priority. This article summarizes disparities in preventable harm and outlines solutions to reducing inequalities in patient safety at the individual-, leadership-, and system-levels, such as identifying clear chains of accountability for adverse events and improving incident measurement and analysis specific to marginalized patient groups.

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Wade C, Malhotra AM, McGuire P, et al. Action on patient safety can reduce health inequalities. BMJ. 2022;376:e067090. doi: 10.1136/bmj-2021-067090