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Behavior That Undermines a Culture of Safety

Committee Opinion Number 683, January 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 508, October 2011)

ABSTRACT A key element of an organizational safety culture is maintaining an environment of professionalism that encourages communication and promotes highquality care Behavior that undermines a culture of safety including disruptive or intimidating behavior has a negative effect on the quality an...

January 2017

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Disclosure and Discussion of Adverse Events

Committee Opinion Number 681, December 2016

(Replaces Committee Opinion No. 520, March 2012)

ABSTRACT Adverse outcomes preventable or otherwise are a reality of medical care Most importantly adverse events affect patients but they also affect health care practitioners Disclosing information about adverse events has benefits for the patient and the physician and ideally strengthens the pat...

December 2016

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Health Literacy to Promote Quality of Care

Committee Opinion Number 676, October 2016

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 585, February 2014)

ABSTRACT Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain process and understand the basic health information and services they need to make appropriate health decisions Multiple factors affect a patients understanding of health information including cultur...

October 2016

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