Skip to main content
Commentary

Health care safety during the pandemic and beyond--building a system that ensures resilience.

Fleisher LA, Schreiber M, Cardo D, et al. Health Care Safety during the Pandemic and Beyond - Building a System That Ensures Resilience. N Engl J Med. 2022;386(7):609-611. doi:10.1056/NEJMp2118285

Save
Print
February 23, 2022
Fleisher LA, Schreiber M, Cardo D, et al. N Engl J Med. 2022;386(7):609-611.

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many aspects of health care. This commentary discusses its impact on patient safety. The authors discuss how the pandemic response dismantled strategies put in place to prevent healthcare-associated infections and falls, and stressors placed on both patients and healthcare workers directed attention away from ongoing safety improvement efforts. They argue that more resilience needs to be built into the system to ensure safety efforts are sustainable in challenging times.

Save
Print
Cite
Citation

Fleisher LA, Schreiber M, Cardo D, et al. Health Care Safety during the Pandemic and Beyond - Building a System That Ensures Resilience. N Engl J Med. 2022;386(7):609-611. doi:10.1056/NEJMp2118285