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Committee Opinion No. 683 Summary: Behavior That Undermines a Culture of Safety

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doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001854
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Abstract

Recommendations

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists makes the following recommendations related to behavior that undermines a culture of safety:

  • Intimidating behavior and disruptive behavior are unprofessional and should not be tolerated.
  • Institutions and practices should develop a multifaceted approach to address behavior that undermines a culture of safety.
  • Health care organizations should make a concerted effort to educate staff about the potential negative effects of disruptive and unprofessional behavior on patient safety.

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