Transparency and public reporting are essential for a safe health care system.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Credentialing, Licensure, and Discipline
- Public Reporting
- Transparency and Accountability
Setting of Care
Of three approaches to enhancing patient safety—regulation/accreditation, financial incentives, and public reporting—this perspective, written by the father of the modern patient safety movement, details how public reporting holds the most potential to stimulate improvement.