Risk Management & Patient Safety: Focus on the Patient and the Rest Falls Into Place
Lionheart Publishing Inc.
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
It is difficult, if not impossible, to define and separate risk management and patient safety roles. Both track and mitigate patient care error and improve processes with the goal of improving patient outcomes. At Aurora Health Care, risk management and patient safety are intertwined throughout the system. In the course of clarifying function, we have attempted to delineate risk management from patient safety, only to conclude that it is difficult to identify where one ends and the other begins. The structure and process that we are developing at Aurora Health Care offer advantages as well as challenges, but the organizational commitment to putting the patient at the center of care provides clear guidance and direction.
Rapala, Kathryn and Leonhardt, Kathryn, "Risk Management & Patient Safety: Focus on the Patient and the Rest Falls Into Place" (2009). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 828.
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, September-October 2009. Publisher link.