Interaction of Health Care Worker Health and Safety and Patient Health and Safety in the US Health Care System: Recommendations From the 2016 Summit

The purpose and goals of the ACOEM/UL Summit were to: (1) explore the evidence linking worker health and safety with patient health and safety; (2) develop a series of recommendations on how best to integrate worker and patient health and safety programs; (3) examine potential means of evaluating the effectiveness of these programs, with results to include quality, satisfaction, and cost metrics for employee/ patient health and safety that will improve over time; and (4) promote implementation and dissemination of the best and most effective practices.