A framework for local accountability for patient safety.
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Despite numerous publications outlining the magnitude of patient safety issues, the literature provides limited strategies for organizations to develop comprehensive, effective patient safety programs. Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has created a framework to foster local accountability called Patient Safety Triads and Networks. The Networks operationalize patient safety initiatives, develop knowledge and improve patient safety culture in a collaborative interdisciplinary team model. They have proven to be an effective way to support patient safety at the local level and to integrate organizational and local work on patient safety.
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