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Building an ambulatory safety program at an academic health system.

Desai S, Fiumara K, Kachalia A. Building an Ambulatory Safety Program at an Academic Health System. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(2):e84-e90. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000594.

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May 15, 2019
Desai S, Fiumara K, Kachalia A. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(2):e84-e90.

Outpatient safety is gaining recognition as a focus of research and improvement efforts. This project report describes an ambulatory safety program at an academic health system that targeted reporting, safety culture measurement, medication safety, and test result management. Repeated tracking over a 5-year period revealed that failure to request feedback played a role in the modest incident and concern reporting captured by the program. Decentralizing reporting response responsibilities throughout the system significantly increased feedback activity.

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Desai S, Fiumara K, Kachalia A. Building an Ambulatory Safety Program at an Academic Health System. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(2):e84-e90. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000594.