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Patient safety movement: history and future directions.

Lark ME, Kirkpatrick K, Chung KC. Patient Safety Movement: History and Future Directions. J Hand Surg Am. 2018;43(2). doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.11.006.

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February 28, 2018
Lark ME, Kirkpatrick K, Chung KC. J Hand Surg Am. 2018;43(2).

The patient safety movement continues to achieve successes, despite persistent and new challenges. This review explores the trajectory of the work and emphasizes the importance of a systems approach for improvement efforts. The authors highlight crew resource management as a key strategy to develop skills required to sustain safety both across the health care system and in surgical specialties.

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Lark ME, Kirkpatrick K, Chung KC. Patient Safety Movement: History and Future Directions. J Hand Surg Am. 2018;43(2). doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.11.006.