Journal Article
Commentary

Harveian Oration 2018: improving quality and safety in healthcare.

Dixon-Woods M. Clinical medicine (London, England). 2019;19:47-56.

The United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) is known for both patient safety achievements and failures. This commentary discusses the unique opportunity the NHS embodies to improve practice. Highlighting system-level challenges due to lack of resources and funding, the author describes the role of health care professions in fostering continued achievements through the application of improvement science.