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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Advancing health equity in patient safety: a reckoning, challenge and opportunity.

Chin MH. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020;Epub Dec 31.

Vulnerable populations are more likely to experience patient safety events. This editorial presents six recommendations for the patient safety field to support advances in health equity: (1) including health equity experts on interdisciplinary patient safety teams, (2) examining systems for bias, (3) considering the influence of social determinants of health on safety issues, (4) developing validated performance measures, (5) leveraging implementation science to scale-up and disseminate effective interventions, and (6) nurture moral incentives to improve equity in patient safety.