Studying the disconnect between safety theory and safety practice in the American medical system
The Foundation's Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Program was designed to produce major works from senior and new investigators that would add to the health policy field's knowledge base.This project proposes to study, describe, analyze, and interpret the recent history of patient safety as a social and cultural change that has not delivered promised improvements in the quality of care. The research will provide data to promote policy that identifies leverage points for promoting a culture of safety while by-passing the forces that create resistance. The project will take three years to complete. The final product will be a book intended for a general audience that provides a richly textured description and analysis of the patient safety movement.
Amount Awarded $282,281.00
Awarded on: 6/23/2006
Time frame: 7/1/2006 - 6/30/2011
Grant Number: 58103