Perspectives on Safety
Narrow Results Clear All
- Communication Improvement 19
- Culture of Safety 17
Education and Training
- Students 1
- Error Reporting and Analysis 26
- Human Factors Engineering 8
Legal and Policy Approaches
- Regulation 14
- Logistical Approaches 4
- Quality Improvement Strategies 38
- Specialization of Care 1
- Teamwork 4
- Technologic Approaches 10
- Alert fatigue 1
- Device-related Complications 1
- Diagnostic Errors 2
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 5
- Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation 3
- Identification Errors 1
- Medical Complications 5
- Medication Safety 4
- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications 1
- Psychological and Social Complications 3
- Surgical Complications 4
- Family Members and Caregivers 2
- Health Care Executives and Administrators
Health Care Providers
- Nurses 3
Non-Health Care Professionals
- Media 1
- Patients 3
with commentary by Audrey Lyndon, RN, PhD, 2018
This perspective examines the troubling decline in maternal health outcomes in the United States and summarizes recent national initiatives to improve safety in maternity care.
Legal Issues and Patient Safety, July 2017
Michelle Mello is Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Professor of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine. She conducts empirical research into issues at the intersection of law, ethics, and health policy. We spoke with her about legal issues in patient safety.
with commentary by David Studdert, LLB, ScD, Legal Issues and Patient Safety, July 2017
This piece explores the risk of recurring medicolegal events among providers who have received unsolicited patient complaints, faced disciplinary actions by medical boards, or accumulated malpractice claims.
Certification in Patient Safety, June 2016
Dr. Meyer is Chief Clinical Officer of Partners Healthcare System, the large Boston-based system that includes Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals. We spoke with him about training and certification in patient safety.
with commentary by Karen Frank, DNP, RN, MSHA, Certification in Patient Safety, June 2016
This piece offers a nurse's viewpoint on the benefits of acquiring certification in patient safety.
CLER and I-PASS, April 2016
Dr. Nasca is CEO of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the major accreditor of residency and fellowship training programs, and CEO of ACGME International. We spoke with him about ACGME's Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program and its impact on medical education.
Federal Organizations in Patient Safety, March 2016
Dr. Kronick has served as director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality since August 2013, and will be stepping down from the role this month. We spoke with him about AHRQ's efforts to develop measurements and implement improvements in patient safety.
Federal Organizations in Patient Safety, March 2016
Dr. McGann is the Chief Medical Officer for Quality Improvement at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Co-Director of the CMS Partnership for Patients. We spoke with him about his work at CMS and with the Partnership for Patients initiative.
Overuse as a Patient Safety Problem, September 2014
Ms. Gibson is Senior Advisor to The Hastings Center, an editor for JAMA Internal Medicine, and co-author of Wall of Silence and The Treatment Trap. We spoke with her about overuse of medical care and its effect on patient safety.
National Organizations in Safety, April 2014
Dr. Gandhi is President of the National Patient Safety Foundation and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. We spoke with her about NPSF's evolving role in enhancing health care at a national level.
with commentary by Susan S. Huang, MD, MPH, Infection Prevention and Patient Safety, March 2014
This piece describes the history around efforts to address preventable health care–associated infections, including federal initiatives and further research avenues to consider.
Pay-for-Performance: Implications for Patient Safety, May 2013
Harvard internist Dr. Jha is a national leader in policy issues related to safety and quality.
with commentary by Peter K. Lindenauer, MD, MSc, Pay-for-Performance: Implications for Patient Safety, May 2013
This piece discusses efforts to promote the business case for safety and quality in health care.
Nurse Staffing and Patient Safety, September 2012
Prof. Needleman has performed some of the key studies on how the nursing workforce influences health outcomes, including seminal articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2002 and 2011.
Health IT and Patient Safety, July 2012
Dr. Blumenthal recently returned to Harvard after a 2-year stint as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, where he was responsible for implementing the “Meaningful Use” health care IT incentive system in American hospitals and clinics.
Safety in the UK, June 2012
Professor Vincent, a psychologist by training, is one of the world’s leading patient safety researchers.
with commentary by Robert M. Wachter, MD, Safety in the UK, June 2012
This piece examines differences in the patient safety movements in the UK and US, as seen through the eyes of an American safety expert who spent 6 months in England last year.
Disclosing Errors and Other Innovations in Risk Management, March 2012
An attorney and chief risk officer for the University of Michigan Health System, Mr. Boothman developed a pioneering approach to medical mistakes and risk management, emphasizing an honest approach to errors, early apology, and rapid settlement offers when the system was at fault.
with commentary by Allen Kachalia, MD, JD, Disclosing Errors and Other Innovations in Risk Management, March 2012
This piece describes how evidence-based improvements to the medical liability system could influence both accountability and compensation for errors.
The Role of Context in Safety Research, October 2011
An international leader in evidence-based medicine and quality improvement, Dr. Shekelle led an AHRQ-funded effort to better define the role of context in patient safety.