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Do hospital boards matter for better, safer, patient care?

Mannion R, Davies HTO, Jacobs R, et al. Do Hospital Boards matter for better, safer, patient care? Soc Sci Med. 2017;177:278-287. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.045.

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March 8, 2017
Mannion R, Davies HTO, Jacobs R, et al. Soc Sci Med. 2017;177:278-287.

This study validated a novel self-assessment instrument directed at hospital board members' competency in addressing quality and safety issues. The subsequent survey found that higher board competency was associated with positive staff perceptions of quality and safety scores. The authors suggest that leadership may affect safety culture.

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Mannion R, Davies HTO, Jacobs R, et al. Do Hospital Boards matter for better, safer, patient care? Soc Sci Med. 2017;177:278-287. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.045.