• Quality Forum 2016

A Quality Debate: Does Accountability Hinder Improvement?


At Quips, Quandaries And Comebacks: A Quality Debate, four great speakers debated an important – and contentious – claim related to improving the quality of care in BC’s health system:

Accountability hinders improvement.

“FOR” Team

Lakshman Swamy
Internal Medicine Resident, Boston Medical Center

Linda Dempster
Vice-President, Patient Experience, Fraser Health


David Sweet
Physician, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
Clinical Lead for Sepsis, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Jim Easton
Managing Director, Health Care, Care UK


Steven Lewis
President, Access Consulting Ltd.

The Quality Forum’s annual debate is meant to incite discussion and challenge commonly-held beliefs about a timely health care topic. We have assigned the debate’s speakers to their teams; their positions do not necessarily reflect their personal views on the debate topic, nor those of their respective organizations.

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