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In the Spotlight
Are Pharmacists the Key to Safer Home Care?
This excerpt from a recent IHI report,
No Place Like Home: Advancing the Safety of Care in the Home
, outlines a Community Care of North Carolina initiative that partners pharmacists with providers to improve patient safety in the home.Transforming Concepts in Patient Safety
BMJ Quality & Safety
article, co-authored by members of the IHI Lucian Leape Institute, assesses progress made in the United States on five key patient safety areas since 2009.
How to Get Started on Ambulatory Care Safety
With about one billion outpatient encounters per year in the US, there is a huge opportunity to improve safety in ambulatory care. Dr. Tejal Gandhi, IHI Chief Clinical and Safety Officer, shares three considerations for starting or improving safety programs for outpatient care.
Impact of the SBAR Communication Tool on Patient SafetySBAR
(Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) is an easy-to-remember, concrete mechanism useful for framing critical conversations requiring a clinician’s immediate attention and action. A systematic review recently published in
showed moderate evidence that use of SBAR improves patient safety and calls for additional study.