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Journal Article

Creating an integrated patient safety team.

Gandhi TK, Graydon-Baker E, Barnes JN, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and safety. 2003;29:383-90.

Drawing from their experiences at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the authors discuss development of a patient safety team, including the key players and their roles, how to effectively integrate the team into preexisting committees, and how to establish clear goals and initiatives. They conclude by emphasizing the importance of a commitment from organizational leadership.