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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Aiming higher to enhance professionalism: beyond accreditation and certification.

Chassin MR, Baker DW. JAMA. 2015;313:1795-6.

Professionalism in medicine is considered an essential component of safety culture, but efforts to monitor and address disruptive behaviors among physicians have not produced the desired outcomes. This commentary discusses the need for more explicit emphasis on building physician skills and attitudes to support zero harm, process improvement, high reliability, and commitment to excellence in all areas of medical care.