Patient Safety

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, keeping our patients safe is a top priority. We have put into place many practices and programs to eliminate medication errors, prevent infections, and reduce patient falls. We also continue to provide patient safety training and education for our doctors, nurses, and other staff members.

Certain safety practices – some as simple as hand washing – can have a dramatic impact on patient outcomes. That’s why the entire clinical staff at BWH is committed to keeping patients free from harm by establishing strict safety practices, sticking to these practices, and seeking innovative ways to further improve safety.

We also encourage our patients and their families to take an active part in their safety. We invite you to download our patient safety brochure with information about what you can expect from us and what you can do to protect your well-being.

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