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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

Implementing high-reliability organization principles into practice: a rapid evidence review.

Veazie S, Peterson K, Bourne D, et al. J Patient Saf. 2020;Epub Sept 11.

This review expands upon previous work evaluating implementation strategies for high-reliability organizations. Review findings indicate that health care system adoption of high-reliability principles is associated with improved outcomes, but the level of evidence is low. Future research should include concurrent control groups to minimize bias and focus on whether certain high-reliability frameworks, metrics, or intervention components lead to greater improvements.