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  1. Creating a Culture of Caregiver Support
    A recent Gallup poll shows that four out of five healthcare workers are struggling in their professional worlds as opposed to thriving. This article highlights the steps multiple organizations have taken to proactively support staff plagued by stress and burnout as well as help erase the stigma that comes with addressing mental health needs. PSQH
  2. Making Patients and Doctors Happier — The Potential of Patient-Reported Outcomes
    Some hospitals have incorporated Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) into their daily routines for years and are now realizing the benefits of that data. While PRO tools certainly present challenges, the patient/physician engagement, which they can generate, could be a strengthening force for the healthcare system. The New England Journal of Medicine
  3. New Survey Looks at Patient Experiences with Medical Error
    Learn more about the results from a recent survey, conducted by researchers at Lucian Leape Institute and University of Chicago, which shows 21 percent of American adults report having personally experienced a medical error. Find out where these patients believe responsibility lies when it comes to medical error. IHI News