Creating effective leadership for improving patient safety.

Julie J. Mohr*, Herbert T. Abelson, Paul Barach

*Corresponding author for this work

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Leadership has emerged as a key theme in the rapidly growing movement to improve patient safety. Leading an organization that is committed to providing safer care requires overcoming the common traps in thinking about error, such as blaming individuals, ignoring the underlying systems factors, and blaming the bureaucracy of the organization. Leaders must address the system issues that are at work within their organizations to allow individual and organizational learning to occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-78
Number of pages10
JournalQuality management in health care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Care Planning


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