Archive | September, 2011
Patient Safety in the US and UK, Part II: Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up

Patient Safety in the US and UK, Part II: Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up

In my last post, I discussed the role of physicians in patient safety in the US and UK. Today, I’m going widen the lens to consider how the culture and structure of the two healthcare systems have influenced their safety efforts. What I’ve discovered since arriving in London in June has surprised me, and helped […]

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Patient Safety in the US and UK, Part I: The Doctors

Patient Safety in the US and UK, Part I: The Doctors

A little more than a decade ago, the patient safety movement hit both the United States and the United Kingdom like twin avalanches. In both countries, high profile cases of medical mistakes led to growing anxiety, and early research outlined the vast scope of the problem and identified some solutions. All this was prelude to […]

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