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April 18, 2018

The risks to patient safety from health system expansions.

Haas S, Gawande A, Reynolds ME. The Risks to Patient Safety From Health System Expansions. JAMA. 2018;319(17):1765-1766. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2074.

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Haas S, Gawande A, Reynolds ME. JAMA. 2018;319:1765-1766.

Changes in organizational process and governance can create downstream conditions that result in failures. This commentary explored how system expansion affects safety. The authors highlight the need for leadership to use system data to plan for and manage the impact of the resultant infrastructure and patient population changes on care delivery.

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Haas S, Gawande A, Reynolds ME. The Risks to Patient Safety From Health System Expansions. JAMA. 2018;319(17):1765-1766. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2074.