Patient Safety

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Understanding the Impact of Clinician Burnout on Patient Safety
This primer from PSNet discusses the factors contributing to burnout among health care providers and the growing understanding of burnout as an issue requiring system-level change.

Diagnostic Excellence Initiative: Call for Research
The Moore Foundation's Diagnostic Excellence Initiative is seeking grant applications for research into methods of improving diagnosis of acute vacsular events, cancer, and infections. Application period open June 17 - August 2.

Solving Medication Overload: America's Other Drug Problem
A recent report from the Lown Institute discusses the growing problem of excessive prescribing of medications. Building on the work of Age-Friendly Health Systems, a program funded by The John A Hartford Foundation and led by IHI, the Lown Institute will release a national action plan to eliminate medication overload in early 2020.

The Financial and Human Cost of Medical Error
A new report from the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety details two sets of research findings about medical error in Massachusetts and proposes a coordinated response through which the state’s providers, policymakers, and public can accelerate safety and quality improvement.

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