Minn. doctors seek input on patient safety

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 16, 2004

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The Minnesota Medical Assn. is asking physicians to share patient safety strategies or techniques used to reduce the possibility of error in their practices, clinics or hospitals.

Physician responses might be included in two projects aimed to foster discussion about patient safety --one led by Minnesota Medicine and the other by the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety, of which the MMA is a founding member.

Any of the submitted patient safety programs could be included in future articles in Minnesota Medicine. To share your experiences, e-mail the MMA ([email protected]" target="_blank">link).

The alliance is hoping to highlight similar programs that involve patients and their families. The effort is part of the group's "Patient as Partners" initiative, which aims to improve patient safety by engaging patients and their families. The group invites anyone who has an initiative that includes engaging patients and their families to e-mail the MMA ([email protected]" target="_blank">link). For more information about patient safety, visit the MMA Advocacy News Patient Safety section (link).

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