Just in time for 2016’s Patient Safety Awareness Week, guest author, Tejal K. Gandhi, President and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation(NPSF) spotlights the need for a more concentrated effort to improve patient safety in today’s CDC Safe Healthcare Blog, “Patient Safety and Public Health”.
Citing a new report from NPSF on the victories and shortcomings of the Patient Safety movement, Dr. Gandhi proposes a public health approach to combat the widespread issues of medical error and healthcare associated infections (HAIs). NPSF urges healthcare professionals and patients to take action within their local medical settings to increase patient safety.
Reminder: don’t miss today’s Twitter chat!—The National Patient Safety Foundation will host a Twitter chat this afternoon (Tuesday, March 15th) from 2-3pm EST. Tweet your questions and learn more about your role in ensuring patient safety. Follow @CDCGOV @theNPSF and use #PSAW16chat.
Join the conversation at: http://blogs.cdc.gov/
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