Journal Article
Commentary

A framework for operationalizing risk: a practical approach to patient safety. 

Mathews SC; Sutcliffe KM; Garrett MR; Pronovost PJ; Paine L.

The patient safety community continues to struggle with implementation and sustainability of improvement programs. This commentary describes how one academic medical center used assessment tools to monitor, measure, and improve safety at the patient, provider, unit, and system levels in the organization.