Getting to zero: evidence-based healthcare risk management is key

J Healthc Risk Manag. 2012;32(2):20-7. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21091.


In this article we call for a new approach to patient safety improvement, one based on the emerging field of evidence-based healthcare risk management (EBHRM). We explore EBHRM in the broader context of the evidence-based healthcare movement, assess the benefits and challenges that might arise in adopting an evidence-based approach, and make recommendations for meeting those challenges and realizing the benefits of a more scientific approach.

MeSH terms

  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Medical Errors / prevention & control*
  • Patient Safety*
  • Risk Management*
  • United States