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Lead Moderator

In the patient safety arena, developing and nurturing “safety culture” is a key to improvement. Safety culture demands an all-hands-on-deck approach, wherein everyone from the front-line to the c-suite commits to recognizing, fixing, and preventing errors. Safety culture also necessitates collaboration, and establishment of a “risk-free” environment to facilitate reporting of problems. Would an analogous concept—“value culture”—be useful for organizations seeking to improve care value? If so, what would be the key elements of a value culture, and what obstacles would organizations face when attempting to instill this mindset?