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Veterans Health Administration response to the COVID-19 crisis: surveillance to action.

Charles MA, Yackel EE, Mills PD, et al. Veterans Health Administration response to the COVID-19 crisis: surveillance to action. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(7):686-691. 10.1097/pts.0000000000000995

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October 26, 2022
Charles MA, Yackel EE, Mills PD, et al. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(7):686-691.

The first surge of the COVID-19 pandemic forced healthcare organizations to respond to patient safety issues in real-time. The Veterans Health Administration’s National Center for Patient Safety established two working groups to rapidly monitor quality and safety issues and make timely recommendations to staff. The formation, activities, and primary themes of safety issues are described.

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Charles MA, Yackel EE, Mills PD, et al. Veterans Health Administration response to the COVID-19 crisis: surveillance to action. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(7):686-691. 10.1097/pts.0000000000000995

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