Patient Safety

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In the Spotlight

Five Ways to Take Action Against Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic resistance continues to be a major problem, responsible for the death of more than 23,000 people in the US each year. This National Patient Safety Foundation blog post lists five actions, recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that providers and patients can take to reduce antibiotic resistance.

Building Systems of Safety
In this recent WIHI program, patient safety experts Carol Haraden and Allan Frankel discuss how a preoccupation with meeting targets tied to payments and penalties may be taking too much focus away from communication and handoff failures, two major underlying contributors to patient harm. They also discuss how systems of safety are needed to take the next step in preventing patient harm.

Safety Fatigue
IHI Vice President Carol Haraden recently sat down with President Emeritus Don Berwick to talk about the current state and future of patient safety. Read the interview and watch a 2-minute video clip excerpt from that discussion. And check out the Patient Safety track at our upcoming National Forum.

Designing Safer Maternal and Newborn Care
IHI Director Sue Gullo reflects on what she has learned over 20 years of working to improve care for mothers and babies. Join Sue at IHI’s National Forum where she will lead Learning Lab L13 on three US initiatives designed to achieve system-level improvement.


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