Patients discharged during holiday season had less timely follow-up and higher risk of death or readmission
They posited several potential reasons why the holidays could lead to decreased follow-up, such as reduced access to outpatient care, patient postponement, and reduced hospital-based coordination of follow-up ... optimal patient education, drug review,
Carome. But while he sees that as an unacceptable risk to patient safety, Dr. ... Dr. Marik favors consideration of even more factors.“ One needs some flexibility based on the patient's age, hemodynamics, underlying comorbidities,” he said.
Initially, more than 1,500 residents in New York received patient safety training. ... A report received by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) said that a patient received an unintentional shock (but was uninjured) during a
The Joint Commission has made alleviating alarm fatigue a National Patient Safety Goal. ... I think improve—safety of the patients even though you're taking away almost 90% of the alarms,” Dr.
Q: What led you to focus on the issues of patient safety and diagnostic error? ... With support from the National Patient Safety Foundation and the VA, almost all hospitals now recognize PSAW.
Stop!’” described Spencer G. Nabors, ACP Associate Member. The attending stops, realizes the resident is right, and avoids potential complications for the patient. ... patient care.“ It's really been very important that the hospitals buy into the
Title: Director of quality and patient safety, division of hospital medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City. ... on areas of conflict between departments but if we all concentrate on patient safety and efficiency, conflicts will
Lenchus, but also patient safety, education of trainees, prevention of admissions, and even profit. ... Soni advised. Procedure training should involve simulation and direct supervision, and programs should further ensure patient safety by use of
Dr. Schiff, who is also associate director at the Brigham and Women's Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice and quality safety director for the Harvard Medical School Center for ... help them and work with them, engaging the patient's role in co
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