Challenging Arrogance, Autonomy, and Fear

July 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul2010, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p47
The article profiles Doctor Peter Pronovost, a professor and medical director for John Hopkins' Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care in Baltimore, Maryland. It mentions that more than 31,000 people died from catheter-related bloodstream infections in the U.S. that could have been prevented by using checklists and a strong medical culture supporting their use. The article also states that the organizational culture must enable all members of the care team to speak on behalf of the patient.


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