Environmental Scan Report
Over the coming months, we will continue to work with our project partners, AHRQ team, and Technical Expert Panel members to identify and prioritize interventions to include in the Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families. The field of patient safety in primary care continues to evolve. Our work is emerging at a time of tremendous transformation within the health care system as organizations across the country take up the banner of population health.279–281
At no other time in history has primary care been so central to the long-term sustainability of our population’s health. Our model (Figure 4) will aid in translating our thinking of patient safety in primary care and will guide our efforts to ensure that each intervention selected addresses the needs of patients and families, primary care providers, and practice staff. Our team will remain vigilant in efforts to be informed of changes in policy and practice in the primary care domain to promote interventions that are feasible, achievable, and sustainable.