Center for Patient Safety & Health Policy

CS&E: Clinical Safety and Effectiveness

The Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course projects* are presented here under the Institute of Medicine's Six Aims of Quality Health Care. An additional category for Financial Operations is included.

Safe: Care should be as safe for patients in health care facilities;
Effective: The science and evidence behind health care should be applied and serve as the standard in the delivery of care;
Efficient: Care and service should be cost effective, and waste should be removed from the system;
Timely: Patients should experience no waits or delays in receiving care and service;
Patient centered: The system of care should revolve around the patient, respect patient preferences, and put the patient in control;
Equitable: Unequal treatment should be a fact of the past; disparities in care should be eradicated.
Financial Operations: Cost recovery or billing process improvement

*Projects may be in multiple categories if the aim of the project aligns with more than one IOM Aim.