Physician Practice

Take action: Use self-assessment, resource guide to take hard look at patient harm

Medical Environment Update, November 25, 2020

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by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

Review the latest patient safety road map with your accreditation managers, C-suite, and governing board because they may be asked about it during your next accreditation survey.

Then use the self-assessment to get a boots-on-the-ground look at how you’re really doing on preventing patient harm.

With a nod to the groundbreaking To Err Is Human report from more than 20 years ago, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety combines an extensive offering of resources with an online, downloadable self-assessment to help organizations get closer than ever to eliminating patient harm.

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