Bob Wachter thinks so -- and he has a point.
Dr. Wachter recently penned a thoughtful piece
arguing that the patient safety movement, for all its gains over the past
couple decades, may be in danger of flickering out. He cites two major forces
putting a brake on patient safety physician burnout and strategic
repositioning by delivery systems to deal with the Affordable Care Act, which
he argues has displaced safety and quality improvement on the agenda of
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