- Brittany Esty, MD
- Tom A. Augello, CRICO
Brittany Esty, MD, went from one point, one patient, one experience at a time to multiple points over time. But she moved from data and didactics into projects and into actually being a part of the patient safety team at her hospital. She learned of problems at the institution, problems across institutions, and began a journey of trying to identify and fix the causes. In this talk, Dr. Esty explains how the HMS Patient Safety and Quality Fellowship, co-sponsored by CRICO, transformed her approach to health care.
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Our Safety Net podcast features clinical and patient safety leaders from Harvard and around the world, bringing you the knowledge you need for safer patient care.
Recent episodes from the Safety Net series.
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Medical Error’s Stubborn Threat to Hospital Patients
A new study that looks at when, where, and how medical errors occur in the in-patient setting is shining a bright light on threats to patient safety and quality in health care. A topline result of a 25 percent error rate for hospital admissions is getting a lot of attention. Lead author David Bates and others explain the implications for everyone in health care from the board room to the bedside.
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