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Progress Report on 4 Early Leaders in Patient Safety Improvement

In a new report and series of case studies, The Commonwealth Fund assesses the progress made by four health systems in their leading efforts to improve patient safety over the past five years. The Department of Veterans Affairs, Sentara Healthcare, OSF HealthCare, and Johns Hopkins Medicine  — all large and complex organizations — are featured, sharing valuable insights on their strategies, lessons learned, and progress. All have required a sustained focus on making patient safety a core value, a readiness to innovate and change, and perseverance. 

Sources:

McCarthy D and Klein S. Keeping the commitment: a progress report on four early leaders in patient safety improvement. Synthesis report. New York: Commonwealth Fund, Mar. 2011. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/Files/Publications/Case%20Study/2011/Mar/1478_McCarthy_keeping_commitment_patient_safety_case_study_synthesis.pdf

McCarthy D and Chase D. Advancing patient safety in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Case study – keeping the commitment: progress in patient safety. New York: Commonwealth Fund, Mar. 2011. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/Files/Publications/Case%20Study/2011/Mar/1477_McCarthy_VA_case_study_FINAL_March_v2.pdf

McCarthy D and Chase D. Sentara Healthcare: making patient safety an enduring organizational value. Case study – keeping the commitment: progress in patient safety. New York: Commonwealth Fund, Mar. 2011. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/Files/Publications/Case%20Study/2011/Mar/1476_McCarthy_Sentara_case_study_FINAL_March.pdf

Klein S and McCarthy D.  OSF HealthCare: promoting patient safety through education and staff engagement. Case study – keeping the commitment: progress in patient safety. New York: Commonwealth Fund, Mar. 2011. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/Files/Publications/Case%20Study/2011/Feb/1475_McCarthy_OSF_case_study_FINAL_v3.pdf

Klein S and McCarthy D.  Johns Hopkins Medicine: embedding patient safety in a university-affiliated integrated health care delivery system. Case study – keeping the commitment: progress in patient safety. New York: Commonwealth Fund, Mar. 2011. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/Files/Publications/Case%20Study/2011/Mar/1474_McCarthy_Johns_Hopkins_case_study_FINAL_March.pdf

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