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Policy levers are mechanisms available to decision-makers to influence system changes. There are various policy levers that can shift the dynamics of patient safety in Canada including legislation, professional regulation, accreditation standards, organizational policies, and patient and public engagement.

While improving patient safety represents a popular ideal of health policy, in practice there is still imperfect knowledge about the choice of which policy levers to use, when to use them and in what combination.