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Improving Patient and Worker Safety: Exploring Opportunities for Synergy

Riehle, Annette MSN, RN; Braun, Barbara I. PhD; Hafiz, Hasina MPH

doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182849f4a
Department: The Joint Commission Update

Department of Health Services Research, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Correspondence: Barbara I. Braun, PhD, Department of Health Services Research, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission, 1 Renaissance Blvd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 (bbraun@jointcommission.org).

The authors express their appreciation to the individuals and organizations that contributed to the development of the monograph referenced in this article. They extend special thanks to Eileen Storey, MD, MPH, and James Boiano, MS, CIH, of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and Jerod M. Loeb, PhD, and Kris Donofrio from The Joint Commission for their support and guidance throughout the project.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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