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MEC-002: Society Guiding Principles on Patient Safety

Society Guiding Principles on Patient Safety: The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) supports the following policy on patient safety:

  • Leadership Role. The Society will continue to take a leadership role in improving patient safety.
  • Partnership. The Society will continue to work in partnership with a broad range of public and private organizations to improve and promote patient safety through educational activities and other available means to establish and promote optimal safety systems in the delivery of health care.
  • Information Sharing. The Society will continue to inform the people of Wisconsin about on-going efforts to improve quality and patient safety in medical care systems.
  • AMA Principles. The Society supports the American Medical Association’s “General Principles for Patient Safety Reporting Systems.” (HOD, 0414)