Leadership Oversight for Patient Safety Programs: An Essential Element

Moffatt-Bruce, Susan, Clark, Stephen, DiMaio, Michael and Fann, James (2018) Leadership Oversight for Patient Safety Programs: An Essential Element. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 105 (2). pp. 351-356. ISSN 0003-4975

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.11.021


Leadership in the realm of quality oversight and endorsing a culture of safety is paramount. The stakeholders, ranging from the surgeons to the Chair of the Board have to be engaged and really understand the importance of leadership support. Clarity of leadership support, innovation in process improvement as well as performance management and accountability are the foundational components of a strong culture of safety. Alignment of all stakeholders and continuous improvement that is supported by leadership will ensure the best outcomes for surgical patients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2018 13:23
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 21:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33921

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