Patient Safety

Our goal: Work with countries, regions, organizations, and individuals to build safety into every system of care, ensuring that patients receive the safest, most reliable care across the continuum. More >>

In the Spotlight

Video: The Dangers of Alert Fatigue
In this IHI Open School video, Dr. Bob Wachter discusses the dangers of health care providers becoming desensitized to the huge number of alerts in the hospital setting.

Two Countries, One Culture of Safety
IHI Faculty, Dr. Kevin Rooney, has been deeply involved in work to improve patient safety in both Scotland and Qatar. Despite their cultural and geographic differences, he's found they face the same challenges and have had success applying the same solutions.

Surgeon General Campaign on Opioid Prescribing
A new campaign launched by US Surgeon General, Turn the Tide, calls on clinicians to join a national movement to end the opioid crisis in the United States. Take the pledge and download the pocket guide on prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

What Is the Long-Term Impact of Adverse Events on Patients?
In this short video, Helen Haskell talks about how patients’ lives are often forever altered after a medical error, reflecting on her own experience after the death of her 15-year-old son from a medical error. To learn about preventing medical errors and creating systems of safety, join us at the Patient Safety Professional Development Program on September 8-14.


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