Patient Safety Predictions for 2024

PSQH reached out to experts throughout healthcare to get their predictions for what will happen in patient safety and healthcare quality in 2024. Here’s what they had to say.

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How to Address the Relationship Between Health Equity and Patient Safety

Health equity has become a top priority for healthcare providers nationwide. Last year, health equity was added as the Quintuple Aim for healthcare providers. In 2008, the Triple Aim for healthcare improvement was introduced, featuring improvement of population health, enhancement of the care experience, and reduction of costs. In 2014, the Quadruple Aim for healthcare improvement was created with the addition of workforce well-being as a fourth element to address healthcare worker burnout.

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Improving Access to Primary Care Through Innovation

Burnout and staffing shortages continue to hit healthcare organizations hard even three years after the start of COVID-19. In a new report from the Larry A. Green Center and Primary Care Collaborative, 80% of respondents felt that the current workforce was too small to serve their patients’ needs.

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Improving Equity of Care Through Understanding Bias

There are many reasons for this disparity in healthcare experiences, but it starts with social determinants of health, says Dr. Soo Rhee, vice president of medical board-certified solutions for Healthgrades and a board-certified physician in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism; internal medicine; and obesity medicine.

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