National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute.Transforming Health Care: A Compendium of Reports from the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute. Boston, MA: National Patient Safety Foundation; 2016.
A single resource brings together the executive summaries, recommendations, and action checklists from five Lucian Leape Institute reports published between 2010 and 2015.
Since 2010, the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute’s work has focused on examination of five areas that the members identified as being the keys to transforming the safety of our health care system:
- Patient/consumer engagement
- Restoration of joy and meaning in work and workforce safety
- Care integration
- Medical education reform
The Lucian Leape Institute enlisted the knowledge of leaders and experts to study these concepts in depth and report on findings and recommendations. This compendium brings together the executive summaries, recommendations, and action checklists from five reports published between 2010 and 2015.
The series of reports has revealed how much the issues overlap and intersect. What has become particularly clear is the fact that strong leadership and a culture of safety are essential for lasting improvement in patient safety. But changing culture takes time, and not all leaders know where or how to begin.
This compendium should be referenced to inform discussions, set work priorities, and make what may sometimes be difficult decisions. We urge health care leaders to use the recommendations presented here to help them assess where their organizations stand in the journey to safer care and what steps they can take to make greater progress.