Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families: Be Prepared to be Engaged


Kelly M. Smith, PhD

Research Director for Quality and Safety, MedStar Health Research Institute

Summary of Session Goals

To introduce the audience to the AHRQ Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families. We will describe the goals of the Guide and the first intervention, Be Prepared, and walk through the materials developed to support adoption of Be Prepared in practice.


1. Review the key threats to patient safety in primary care settings and interventions to engage patients and families to improve safety.
2. Describe the role and value of the Be Prepared to Be Engaged Strategy in improving patient safety.
3. Identify strategies for implementing the Be Prepared to Be Engaged strategy in primary care settings.




Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (Contract Number: HHSP233201500022I/HHSP23337002T)
Clinical Directors Network.
Action III




Wednesday, January 18th, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST

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