Patient Safety

The ACGME defines each CLER focus area in CLER Pathways to Excellence: Expectations for an Optimal Clinical Learning Environment (Executive Summary). Journal of Graduate Medical Education: September 2014, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 610-611.

PS Pathway 1: Reporting of adverse events, close calls (near misses)

PS Pathway 2: Education on patient safety

PS Pathway 3: Culture of safety

PS Pathway 4: Resident/fellow experience in patient safety investigations and follow-up

PS Pathway 5: Clinical site monitoring of resident/fellow engagement in patient safety

PS Pathway 6: Clinical site monitoring of faculty member engagement in patient safety

PS Pathway 7: Resident/fellow education and experience in disclosure of events

The CLER National Report of Findings identified Patient Safety Challenges and Opportunities in 2016.

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