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Patient Harm is a Public Health Crisis, Not Just a Performance Management Issue

Author: Alan J. Card, PhD, MPH

Beyond Performance Management

The pandemic of avoidable patient harm may be the leading cause of death in many countries. But, rather than treating this as a public health crisis, policy makers around the world have largely treated it as a performance management issue. Responsibility for improvement is left to individual healthcare organizations and healthcare workers. [...]