Opportunities and Recommendations for State–Federal Coordination to Improve Health System Performance: A Focus on Patient Safety.

Buxbaum J; National Academy for State Health Policy; NASHP.

This briefing summarizes recommendations from a roundtable of health policy leaders, who selected the following areas as foci for initial federal–state coordination of safety efforts: reducing health care–associated infections, decreasing preventable hospital readmissions, and minimizing hospitalization for ambulatory conditions.