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As out textbook has stated “Benchmarking is used to compare one organization with another, with the goal of ensuring the best practices are employed across the industry.” (Ross, p.410, 2014) When we take a look at how benchmarking is broken down and utilized, it is A very good strategy to be used because it helps us allow for growth and improvements within the organizatio n. According to AHRQ “Benchmarking is the process of comparing a practice’s performance with an external standard. Benchmarking is an important tool that facilitators can use to motivate a practice to engage in improvement work and to help members of a practice understand where their performance falls in comparison to others. Benchmarking can stimulate healthy competition, as well as help members of a practice reflect more effectively on their own performance. ” (AHRQ, 2013) Many might ask how we can, utilize benchmarking to promote culture of safety. We can utilize benchmarking to improve efficiency, quality of care, patient safety and patient satisfaction. By utilizing

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