Safety Huddles Produce Results If They Are Controlled and Monitored

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Abstract

Leaders at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY, worried in 2014 that its culture of safety could be improved, particularly the length of time it took to resolve known safety issues. When a review of data revealed a decline in staff reporting actual and near-miss events, the vice president for patient safety and performance improvement called for the development of a safety huddle policy.

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