Provider Setting: Specific Risks

Patients with diabetes are cared for in a variety of settings, each with their own attributes, systems, and processes that pose challenges to patient safety. As patients transition between health care settings, additional risks are created. Health care professionals can work directly with patients and improvement teams in each care setting to minimize the risk of harm.

Increasingly, organizations are creating new processes, procedures, competencies, and systems to mitigate risk. These efforts bring together diverse stakeholders who work together in improvement teams at the local, regional, and national levels to bring about change. Health care professionals of all types are encouraged to participate in systems redesign in their own care settings with an aim to improve patient safety.