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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

Competencies for patient safety and quality improvement: a synthesis of recommendations in influential position papers.

Moran KM, Harris IB, Valenta AL. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2016;42:162-9.

Standard competencies of knowledge, skills, and attitudes for patient safety and quality improvement are needed to advance progress. Analyzing 22 position papers from various organizations, this review found little agreement regarding core competencies required. The authors advocate for international efforts to reach a consensus on existing competencies that apply across health professions.