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Health care providers want to deliver quality care without causing harm. A safety plan will help your organization take an approach that is systematic and effective.

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Creating a patient safety plan for your organization

Your health care organization has distinct needs when it comes to developing a patient safety plan. Whether you are beginning new patient safety efforts or advancing work on an existing plan, each section below offers practical resources.

The tools can be used in any order. Choose a topic area below that you would like to work on and get started. If you aren't sure where to begin, use this chart to help identify the needs of your organization.

This page was adapted from the Betsy Lehman Center's Patient Safety Navigator. Visit the navigator website to learn more about analyzing adverse events, communicating in the aftermath of serious harm, and reporting medical errors to state and federal agencies.