HealthcarePapers 2(1) April 2001 : 77-78.doi:10.12927/hcpap..16935

National Agenda: Local Leadership

Larry Ohlhauser and Donald P. Schurman


Cultural change is the first step in addressing the issue of patient safety. Strategies to achieve this must be well thought-out and extremely well-executed. However, action may be constrained by tension between federal and provincial governments. The provincial licensing bodies must be involved in rethinking the approach to error. Local leadership stimulated by a national agenda is the best way to proceed.



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