Fending Off Threats to Patient Safety in the VA
The VHA almost lost critical patient safety centers. Here’s my post on it for the American Prospect.
By Suzanne Gordon | Sep 15, 2017
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is considering budget cuts that could jeopardize patient safety in the nation’s largest health-care system. On the chopping block are ten VA Patient Safety Centers of Inquiry (PSCIs), facilities that have long pioneered innovations to reduce injury, addiction, and suicide that have impacted patients far beyond the VA system. While the administration claims such goals are high priorities, these facilities could be shut down by September 30. READ MORE