Rebalancing risk management--part 1: The Process for Active Risk Control (PARC)

J Healthc Risk Manag. 2014;34(2):21-30. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21155.


Risk assessment, by itself, does nothing to reduce risk or improve safety. It can only change outcomes by informing the design and management of effective risk control interventions. But current practice in healthcare risk management suffers from an almost complete lack of support for risk control. This first installment of a 2-part series on rebalancing risk management describes a new framework to guide risk control practice: The Process for Active Risk Control.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Hospital Administration / methods*
  • Humans
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Patient Safety / standards*
  • Process Assessment, Health Care*
  • Risk Assessment / methods*
  • Risk Management / organization & administration*