Dana-Farber is dedicated to safe, effective, compassionate, patient-centered care. Patient safety is at the core of the Institute's mission and vision, and Dana-Farber has been a leader in advancing safe practices and reducing the risk of medical error.
We aim to create and maintain the world's safest oncology care by continuously reducing the number of errors and injuries.
This is done through innovations and improvements that focus on:
As part of our patient safety aim, we will meet or exceed best-in-class benchmarks in key areas within three years, or create benchmarks where none exist.
The Center for Patient Safety was created as a laboratory for innovation. Its staff and members seek to reduce the burden of medical injury through an integrated agenda of research, education, and quality improvement. The Center has a special commitment to working with patients and families to ensure safe care.
Staff and members of the Center provide consultation, mentorship, and facilitation of patient safety projects, working closely with colleagues throughout Dana-Farber, including Quality Improvement and Risk Management, Patient Care Services, Clinical Oncology, patients and families, and others. The Center aims to create a research program that will carry innovation at Dana-Farber to a broad audience.
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