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Do no harm: Four keys to implementing and sustaining a culture of safety

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Laura Mueller Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer

Laura Mueller

Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer

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As many as 1 in 10 patients

1. Active participation from hospital leadership

2. Promotion of a "fair and just" safety culture

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Zero preventable deaths by 2020

3. Support for the healthcare workforce

4. Involvement of patients and families

William Nadeau, medical affairs manager for Cardinal Health, recently delivered Cardinal Health’s commitment to the Patient Safety Movement Foundation at their annual summit in London, England

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Improving patient outcomes and saving dollars through increased medication safety