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In the Spotlight
A Progress Report on Patient Safety Transformation
A BMJ Quality & Safety article reviews five areas of health care that are essential to improving patient safety, which the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute (LLI) first identified in 2009. Learn more about the work of LLI members and other thought leaders at the annual
LLI Forum & Keynote Dinner
in September.Expanding the Definition of Harm: Advancing the Practice of Respect in Health Care
A new study published in the
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
discusses strategies to expand the definition of patient harm to also include nonphysical harm, using the concepts of respect and dignity. IHI’s Tejal Gandhi and Frank Federico participated on the Delphi Task Force for the study, and two of the study's authors, Pat Folcarelli and Lauge Sokol-Hessner, will be presenting a session on emotional harm at the
Lucian Leape Institute Annual Forum & Keynote Dinner
in September.New Thinking on Medication Reconciliation
Steve Meisel, a longtime patient safety leader, shares why medication reconciliation is so challenging, how to improve it, and why he wishes it was called something else. Meisel is faculty for the August 14 IHI webcast,
Medication Reconciliation: Maximizing the Benefits
.Classification of Patient Safety Incidents in Primary Care
A Bulletin of the World Health Organization
article describes a review of research on patient safety in primary care, identifying 21 existing approaches to the classification of harm severity. After analysis of the approaches, the authors developed a new system for harm severity classification that could be applied across primary care settings internationally.