Safety news roundup

  • Forty percent of adults with disability experience unfair health care treatment, frequently resulting in disruptions in care, according to a new brief from the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • STAT News reports that overtreatment is a common problem in U.S. health care. The Lown Institute’s Vikas Saini, M.D., discusses strategies for tackling overtreatment, overspending and redirecting resources in The Dose podcast.
  • Honoring Choices Massachusetts now has a webpage with information and tools to help health care providers understand guardianship, conservatorship and alternative approaches when patients are unable to make their own medical decisions.
  • The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care shares best practices within children's hospitals for partnering with patient and family advisors on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Watch the webinar here.
  • The Quality and Patient Safety Division's newsletter, FIRST Do No Harm, highlights the Virtual Peer Support Network and other peer support programs the Betsy Lehman Center helped develop at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham and Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

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