ACD Clinical Center "Red Team"
Formal Name and Locus
Clinical Center Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD)
To make recommendations about ways to enhance the organization, financing, and management of the clinical center to improve the quality of patient care, and reduce the risk of clinical research and research-related activities. To inform its deliberations, the working group may examine the structural and cultural issues at the Clinical Center that may have contributed to the deficiencies identified in the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Development Service, and review other research activities at the Clinical Center that pose a potential risk to research participants.
Working Group Reports
Correction (June 3, 2016): The Red Team report states that "Common quality measures have not been collected or monitored centrally.". In fact, the Clinical Center does collect metrics associated with patient safety, and data on those measures have been posted on the Clinical Center website (PDF - 462KB).
In response to the Red Team report's recommendation, NIH is assessing whether there are additional metrics that should be collected, and NIH will strengthen the ties between metrics, evaluation and practice improvements.