Leadership Oversight for Patient Safety Programs: An Essential Element

Susan Moffatt-Bruce, Stephen Clark, Michael DiMaio, James Fann

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-356
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Early online date21 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018


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