Patient Safety

​​​​​​​Our goal: To advance a total systems approach to safety around the world. Together with like-minded health care leaders, organizations, practitioners, and patients, IHI drives innovative thinking and bold leaps forward that none of us could achieve on our own. More >>

In the Spotlight

Medication Overload: The Hidden Drug Problem of Older Adults
In this IHI interview, Terry Fulmer, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, discusses the impact of medication overload on older adults, when the harm, or potential harm, of taking multiple medications outweighs the benefits.

Comparing Health Care Safety to Other Industries
In this PSNet Perspectives on Safety interview, Dr. Erik Hollnagel talks about the pursuit of improved safety in health care and how it compares to other industries. He is Senior Professor of Patient Safety at the University of Jönköping (Sweden) and Visiting Professorial Fellow at Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia).

Maternal Mortality Isn’t Getting the Attention It Deserves
In this blog post, IHI President and CEO Derek Feeley discusses the urgent need to address maternal mortality and what health care leaders can do to address this need. Join the free six-month IHI Better Maternal Outcomes Rapid Improvement Network that begins October 8.

Team-Based Clinic Redesign of Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care
An AHRQ-funded opioid medication management program known as the Six Building Blocks led to a decrease in opioid prescribing, according to this study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Primary care teams can use the framework to make their opioid-prescribing practices more consistent with current guidelines.

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