University Opens First Center for Patient Safety


“At the end of the day, all this is about is changing the culture to help people to do the right thing,” Dr. Barach said.

The University of Miami added a 4-year curriculum on patient safety for medical students. The simulation challenges are designed to be relatively simple for students but are more complicated for experienced physicians, Dr. Barach said. “The long-term goals are to get the center to be a vital part of the community. We want to get throughput from medical students, practicing physicians, and nurses. We also want patient safety to become part of the certification process.”


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