Ealthcare Reform Policy and Patient Safety/Quality


Please thoroughly read/reread the executive summaries of the three landmark documents on patient safety of the Institute of Medicine. Provide a brief synopsis of each document that includes your impressions of why each was created as well as what each has accomplished. There are 10 years of data and experience. These studies are available at the National Academy website You will see when you get into this literature, that it has been studied by different groups, in both the private and public (government) sector. For example, The Commonwealth Foundation has written a policy document looking at the state of safety 5 years after the IOM study. The Hastings Foundation has a major paper on safety suggesting that it provides an ethical framework for policy deliberations. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has a complete section on patient safety. All of these studies and many others are accessible on the web and will help you with your paper. The IOM documents which launched this interest are identified below:

1. To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System (1999)

2. Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century (2001)

3. Patient Safety: Achieving a New Standard of Care (2009)

In addition, review the new healthcare reform legislation (PPACA) passed by Congress in 2010. Articulate how you believe this legislation might impact patient safety/quality (positively and/or negatively). Identify any Safety gapsin this new legislation that is aimed at reforming our nationas healthcare delivery.

Please use APA.

Grading Rubric:

1.Discussion and Reflection on the 3 IOM Documents

2.Relating of 2 Public and Private reports on Safety/Quality (Please name them, synthesize them briefly, and show the relationship to the IOM documents

3.Identification of safety Gaps in Healthcare Legislation

4. Quality of Writing and APA Style