For patient outcomes, higher workload and longer length of stay were significantly more likely to be associated with a patient safety indicator event. ... However, they concluded that the workload of attending physicians may have an adverse effect on
Boston and president of the National Patient Safety Foundation, which commemorated Patient Safety Awareness Week this month (March 2-8). ... Who was the last patient harmed and what was learned? Another strategy is to focus some morbidity and mortality (M
We're looking for hospitalists who made notable contributions to the field in the past year, whether through exceptional clinical skills, patient safety, improved work flow, quality improvement, or leadership. ... Teamwork (e.g., implemented
Questions addressed patient safety, residents' familiarity with patients, and whether the intervention was worthwhile. ... look at patient outcomes; thus, there is no way to measure what impact, if any, warm handoffs may have on patient outcomes, which
Computerized provider order entry has a promising, yet unproven, future as a tool for improving overall patient care and safety. ... CPOE has a promising, yet unproven, future as a tool for improving overall patient care and safety.
The iCOMPARE (Individualized Comparative Effectiveness of Models Optimizing Patient Safety and Resident Education) trial assessed patient safety and resident sleep and alertness at 63 U.S. ... A study reporting the effects on patient safety and a study
Questions addressed patient safety, residents' familiarity with patients, and whether the intervention was worthwhile. ... The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality. Patient and event characteristics between the hours with the highest and lowest
The project leaders identified 41 patient safety strategies and conducted reviews of many of them. ... In addition, the March 5 issue includes Annals' first article in“ graphic novel” format, which also deals with a patient safety issue—a missed
Q: Considering that only about 11% of calls were about safety issues, what kind of impact do you think this has on patient safety? ... benefit. Then again, maybe patient-activated rapid response teams generally do not impact patient safety.
A randomized trial did not find a patient safety benefit from shorter duty schedules, a study found. ... Researchers studied how 12-, 16-, and 24-hour shifts among residents in the intensive care unit (ICU) affected patient safety, resident well-being,