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A Research Agenda for Advancing Patient, Worker and Environmental Health and Safety in the Health Care Sector
Authors: Susan Kaplan, JD, Peter Orris, MD, MPH, Rachel Machi
October 2009. 36 pages.
This paper focuses on research within the health care sector in the U.S. centering on patient, worker and environmental health and safety (“the three safeties”). It describes the Health Care Without Harm / Global Safety and Health Initiative (HCWH/GHSI) Research Collaborative, from whose work this Research Agenda was developed. It identifies research priorities in the near- and long-term at the intersection of the three safeties.
This research agenda has been developed based on a series of in-person interviews conducted during the past year by Health Care Without Harm / Global Health and Safety Initiative Research Collaborative staff with executives of health care systems as well as staff of federal agencies that work on these issues.
It is also based on a series of four white papers contracted for by the Research Collaborative in order to provide an overview of the background literature and data reviews and to identify research needs for several of the pressing issues before GHSI and HCWH.