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Resources: Leadership for Improving Quality and Safety
Recommended Reading: Leadership for Improving Quality and Safety
- Leading a culture of safety: a blueprint for success American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Patient Safety Foundations Lucian Leape Institute (2017), Chicago: American College of Healthcare Executives.
- How do hospital boards govern for quality improvement? Jones, L., Pomeroy, L., Robert, G., Burnett, S., Anderson, JE., Fulop, NJ. (2017), A mixed methods study of 15 organisations in England”, BMJ Quality and Safety, 0:1-9 doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2016-006433.
- 7 Things Your Board can do to Improve Quality and Patient Safety
- High-Impact Leadership: Improve Care, Improve the Health of Populations and Reduce Costs Swensen S, Pugh M, McMullan C, Kabcenell A.IHI White Paper. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2013. (Available at ihi.org).
- Patient Safety Culture Survey of Staff in Acute Hospitals Health Services Executive (2015), Patient Safety Culture Survey of Staff in Acute Hospitals. Dublin: Health Services Executive
- Clinicians on the board: What difference does it make? Veronesi, G., Kirkpatrick, I., Vallascas, F. (2012), Social Science and Medicine, 77: 147-155.
- What Non-Executive Directors need to know? NHS Scotland (2016), Quality Improvement and Measurement: Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.
- From Boardroom to bedside: how to define and measure hospital quality?Heenan, M., Khan, H., Binkley, D. (2010), Healthcare Quarterly, 12(1): 55-60.
Board Considerations: Leadership for Improving Quality and Safety
- How does our board define quality and safety?
- What are our specific targets and outcomes for improving quality and reducing harm? Who can be part of the process to develop those aims?
- Does our board demonstrate our commitment to quality and safety by the actions we take?
- Does our board communicate in a transparent way?
- How does our board invest in the development of staff as leaders for improving quality?
- How does our board ‘ring fence’ resources for improving quality and safety?
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