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Just Released! Lucian Leape Institute's Safety is Personal: Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Care

Safety Is Personal: Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Care

The National Patient Safety Foundation's (NPSF) Lucian Leape Institute just released Safety is Personal: Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Care, the report of the Roundtable on Consumer Engagement in Patient Safety. The report calls for "a strategic alignment...to commit to increasing patient engagement in order to reduce harm."

According to the report, "Engaging patients and families in improving health care safety means creating effective partnerships between those who provide care and those who receive it—at every level, including individual clinical encounters, safety committees, executive suites, boardrooms, research teams, and national policy-setting bodies. Increasing engagement through effective partnerships can yield many benefits, both in the form of improved health and outcomes for individuals and in safer and more productive work environments for health care professionals."

The report includes recommendations, "draw[n] from the growing evidence about the power of engagement..." Read more about this "call to action for leaders of health care organizations, health care professionals, patients and their families, and the public."

Members of the Roundtable on Consumer Engagement in Patient Safety will discuss this report at a free NPSF webinar on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 11 am – Noon EDT. Registration is required. Learn more...




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