A Research Agenda for Advancing Patient, Worker and Environmental Health and Safety in the Health Care Sector

This paper focuses on research within the health care sector in the U.S. centering on patient, worker and environmental health and safety (“the three safeties”). It identifies research priorities in the near- and long-term at the intersection of the three safeties. This research agenda has been developed based on a series of in-person interviews conducted by Research Collaborative staff with executives of health care systems as well as staff of federal agencies that work on these issues.