Safety Net

The latest thinking from clinical and patient safety leaders from Harvard and around the world. A steady stream of interviews, news updates, legal guidance, effective practices, event highlights, and more.


Are You My Doctor? Cards Help Patients

It’s easy to see how patients become confused and dissatisfied in a busy healthcare environment. Multiple risks to patient safety may lie in this scenario; trust, adherence, follow-through, and patient engagement are all on the line. One researcher at Harvard thinks a lot of this can be cleaned up and made safer with a simple card that a physician hands to a patient when they first meet.


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