COVID-19 Impact

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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

COVID-19: the dark side and the sunny side for patient safety.

Wu AW, Sax H, Letaief M, et al. J Patient Saf Risk Manag. 2020;25(4):137-141.

In this editorial, patient safety experts discuss threats to healthcare safety and quality due to the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., failures in infection prevention and control, diagnostic errors, issues with laboratory testing) and highlight positive changes and opportunities, such as improved care coordination, supply chain innovations, accelerated learning, expansion of telemedicine, and prioritizing the safety and well-being of health care workers.