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Committee on the Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care. Washington, DC: National Research Council; 2011. ISBN: 9780309212366.
Boston, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2018.
The home care setting harbors unique challenges to patient safety. This report builds on a previous evidence assessment to provide recommendations to improve the safety of home-based care. The document outlines five guiding principles to enhance safety of home care, which include a focus on person-centered care, safety culture, learning and improvement systems, team-based and coordinated care provision, and incentive models.
Carpenter D, Famolaro T, Hassell S, et al. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2017.
The ambulatory environment presents unique situations that can introduce safety challenges into care processes. This report explores factors in home-based care that can affect patient safety, including insufficient household readiness for patients and poor communication between caregivers, patients, and the medical team. The authors recommend areas of research to address the gaps in understanding how to improve patient safety in the home.
Olson S. Committee on the Role of Human Factors in Home Healthcare, National Research Council. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2010.
This publication summarizes content from a 2009 AHRQ-funded workshop that explored the effect of behavior and human factors on home health care quality and safety.