Journal Article
Review

Measurement as a performance driver: the case for a national measurement system to improve patient safety.

Krause TR, Bell KJ, Pronovost P, et al. Journal of patient safety. 2017.

The lack of effective measures of patient safety hinders sustained error reduction. This review examined published estimates of patient harm in health care and variations in measures used to determine those numbers. The authors suggest that a national nonpunitive approach to data collection would enhance opportunities for improvement.