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Resources: Practices for Improving Quality and Safety
Recommended Reading: Practices for Improving Quality and Safety
- Knowing and doing: closing the gaps in board leadership for improvement of quality and safety; Reinertsen, J. (2017), The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 43: 265-266.
- Closing the gap and raising the bar: assessing board competency in quality and safety; McGaffigan, P., Daley Ullem, B., Gandhi, T. (2017), The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 43: 267-274.
- Getting the Board on Board: What your Board Needs to Know about Quality and Patient Safety; Joint Commission International, (2007) Joint Commission Resources (overview)
- The Healthy NHS Board Principles for Good Governance: NHS National Leadership Council, (2010). NHS.
- Putting Quality First in the Boardroom Improving the Business of Caring; Matchell, S., Gough, P., Naylor, D., Nath, V., Steward, K., Williams, S., (2010), Burdett Trust for Nursing. The Kings Fund.
- Just what the doctor ordered? Physician participation in healthcare organisation corporate boards; Sidorov, J. (2016), American Journal of Medical Quality, 31(3): 281-283.
Board Considerations: Practices for Improving Quality and Safety
- Does our board prioritise quality and safety on the board’s agenda?
- As a board, do we spend a minimum of 25 % of board meetings discussing quality and safety of care?
- How do we support board members to understand the information presented on quality and safety of care?
- How do we monitor progress towards quality and safety goals?
- What are the ways in which our board evaluates performance on quality and safety?
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