Commentary

Continuous Adoption of Best Practices: The New Normal

Surgical Complexity Initiative

A basic aim of effective and efficient health care is ensuring the right match between the patient’s condition and the setting for the patient’s care. With that aim in mind, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently implemented the Surgical Complexity...
Continuous Adoption of Best Practices: The New Normal

Taking Aim at the Right Targets

Despite past efforts to improve patient safety—and there has been effort and activity aplenty—routine safety processes continue to fail routinely. Poor hand hygiene remains a major vector of health care-associated infection. Medication errors lead to adverse drug...
Continuous Adoption of Best Practices: The New Normal

IOM Announces Perspectives

I am pleased to introduce Perspectives, a new category of written products from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Perspectives comprise two forms—commentaries and discussion papers—both of which offer observations and opinions of leading experts on developments in...

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