Patient safety incidents in U.S. hospitals have shown some improvement but remain a common and costly problem, an annual study reports. ... Hospital boards and CEOs can help improve patient safety efforts by publicly demonstrating “inspiring and
innovation, clinical skills, patient safety, research, community involvement, improved work flow, teamwork, leadership or quality improvement. ... Fletcher, who is now examining the issue of patient safety from another angle: discontinuity of care.
mortality conferences are being updated to address patient safety issues and reduce preventable errors and another article in which quality improvement experts offer tips for launching projects big or small.
Only two studies compared the addition of sitters to usual care, and although they showed fewer falls with sitters overall, both took place in hospitals with much higher fall rates than are typical in U.S. facilities.
is a big threat to patient safety. ... to that crown jewel of your organization, which is the patient data,” he said.
Such revelations spurred IHS in 2016 to craft a quality framework that aspires to ensure patient safety, boost organizational capacity, and meet and maintain accreditation standards, the agency stated in a ... IHS also has pledged to expand existing
Fewer visits could lead to a variety of negative effects: “More decubitus ulcers, more electrolyte disturbances, more falls—there are clearly patient safety issues. ... Patient factors alone may be enough to justify precautions in some cases,
the American Public Health Association, the National Business Group on Health, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the National Patient Safety Foundation, and others. ... It's a patient safety issue. That has to be said time and time again.”.
Barcellos tried to create a patient safety course for the third-year hospital medicine residents he teaches, for example, his effort was stifled. ... Roa said. “Our plan for the future is to help these hospitals organize their hospitalist services—to
At OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, a 157-bed hospital in Bloomington, Ill., that person is Kathy Haig, RN, director of quality, patient safety officer and risk manager. ... patients for surgery, said Kathy Haig, RN, director of quality, patient safety