Discussion 1

Skim the following IOM reports:

Committee on Quality of Care in America. (2001). Crossing the quality chasm: A new health
system for the 21st century.

Aspden, P., Corrigan, J. M., Wolcott, J., Erickson, S. M. (Eds.). (2004). Patient safety: Achieving a
new standard for care. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10863

Page, A. (Ed.). (2004). Keeping patients safe. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=1085

Discussion 1

As you read the IOM reports this week, what stood out to you?

What was the impetus for the quality and safety initiatives of the last two decades?  Who or what groups were responsible for championing changes in health care delivery?  What were the most important messages from these reports?  To what extent have the IOM reports changed nursing practice?