Monday, October 10, 2005

IHI - Leadership Guide to Patient Safety

Resources and Tools for Establishing and Maintaining Patient Safety

Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2005

Leadership is the critical element in a successful patient safety program. The unique role of leadership is to establish the value system in the organization, set strategic goals for activities to be undertaken, align efforts within the organization to achieve those goals, provide resources for the creation of effective systems, remove obstacles for clinicians and staff, and require adherence to known practices that will promote patient safety.

Eight steps to achieving patient safety and high reliability are presented in this guide.
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