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Journal Article

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

Mannion R, Davies HTO, Jacobs R, et al. Social science & medicine (1982). 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.