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Canadian Patient Safety Institute.
Washington DC: National Academy of Medicine and the Aspen Institute.
Despite increased awareness regarding the public health impacts of opioid misuse and overdose in the United States, the complexity of the problem has hindered the effectiveness of improvement efforts. This website highlights the work of a multiorganizational collaborative to explore systemic solutions to address the opioid crisis. An Annual Perspective discussed the impact of the opioid epidemic on patient safety.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Preventable patient harm is a global public health concern. This announcement highlights a new partnership initiative co-led by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The committee was formed in response to a call to coordinate a national plan and set of priorities for patient safety improvement efforts across public health and medical care communities.
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Implementation of resident duty hours, meant to address fatigue in health care, has long been a subject of patient safety discussions. This website provides a summary of proposed changes to the current ACGME residency Common Program Requirements that shape working hours, offers rationale for the revisions.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 100,000 Lives Campaign successfully engaged more than 3,000 US hospitals in a coordinated effort to reduce preventable inpatient deaths by delivering evidence-based care and preventing adverse events. Building on this effort, the 5 Million Lives Campaign aims to prevent 5 million incidents of medical harm (defined as "unintended injury due to medical care") in the next 2 years through the adoption of 12 patient safety interventions. Although the accomplishments of the 100,000 Lives Campaign are somewhat controversial, the current campaign includes the 6 interventions from 100,000 Lives and 6 additional interventions targeting major patient safety issues such as adverse drug events, health care-associated infections, and the culture of safety.