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ConclusionCreating an organizational culture that strives on safety and the prevention of medical errors is key to the success of any health care organization. “The search for ways to reduce errors, recent research has concluded that the most fruitful solutions focus on eliminating systemic defects that give rise to errors” (Vogus, 2014, pp.1). Many health care organizations would like its health care workers to develop a strategy that will prevent medical errors completely. An organization that focuses on patient safety is an organization gives patients and opportunity to feel as if they have chosen the right place to meet their healthcare needs. A patient’s main worry is that their health care needs will be met and that they can trust the
6Running Head: ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CURRENT HEALTH CARE ISSUESorganization to keep their information private. It takes the effort of all team members to work together to prevent medical errors by creating an organizational culture of safety. “It also involves a team members specific patterns of behavior. And it involves an observable, tangible effort with which all members of the organization work together to minimize errors that harm patients” (Vogus, 2014, pp.2) including any type of medical errors whether it involves the distribution of medication, imaging, or laboratory test orders. To be successful, an organizational culture built on safety requires everyone to come together and live up to the mission of the organization while striving to attain organizational goals. If all health care organizations work together as a team to minimize errors, there may be a way to put a stop to medical errors altogether.
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