Designate a patient safety officer. This person can address each hospital's unique issues while promoting training and implementing proven methods, said Peter A. ... Battles, PhD, senior service fellow for patient safety in the Center for Quality
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.”.
A study found that large, teaching, and safety-net hospitals were more likely to be penalized by Medicare for their rates of hospital-acquired conditions, suggesting that the penalty program could ... The authors also called for additional research to
in areas of hospitalist practice such as patient care, quality improvement, and medical education. ... At the VA, Dr. Merchant is the site director for the internal medicine clerkship, chair of the patient safety committee, lead mentor for the quality
believe that having an attending around more and more will improve patient safety,” she said. ... However, patient safety is a longer-term issue than the duration of a study, Dr.
Many of our hospitals have been recognized as promoting patient safety through this project and webinars have been conducted across the state to highlight safety programs affecting such potentially dangerous therapies ... We applaud the efforts of ACP to
Some have distinguished themselves by helping younger physicians get ahead, while others are making great strides in patient safety and care transitions. ... The contest is one of the ways that Dr. George combines her interest in quality improvement and
academic medical centers. Clinicians included interns, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and attending physicians who had provided care to a patient for at least 24 hours. ... Given recent evidence of problems associated with the use
The IHI's AMI goal is now part of 12 patient safety interventions in its 5 Million Lives Campaign, which was announced in December 2006. ... Griffin advised. Inform your patients. Let them know you've activated a chest pain protocol team, advised
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,