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Journal Article
Study

The TRANSFORM patient safety project: a microsystem approach to improving outcomes on inpatient units.

Braddock CH, Szaflarski N, Forsey L, et al. Journal of general internal medicine. 2015;30:425-33.

This before-and-after study examined the impact of a patient safety project which included simulation training, teamwork training, and patient safety educational conferences. The authors found a decrease in hospital-acquired complications, better nurse perceptions of safety culture, and an improved observed-to-expected mortality ratio. These promising preliminary results should spur larger studies of these organizational safety efforts.