Journal Article
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Closing the gap and raising the bar: assessing board competency in quality and safety.

McGaffigan PA, Ullem BD, Gandhi TK. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2017;43:267-274.

Board and leadership engagement is considered critical for advancing patient safety. In this survey study, safety and quality leaders rated board and executive leaders as less engaged in patient safety and quality compared to executive and board member self-perceptions. These findings suggest room for enhanced executive engagement.