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,
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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
Meanwhile, The Joint Commission plans to make diagnostic-error reduction a patient safety priority. ... Castillo added. “It might be a National Patient Safety Goal, it might be a call for more research, or it might be performance measures.”.
Questions addressed patient safety, residents' familiarity with patients, and whether the intervention was worthwhile. ... Lastly, our study does not look at patient outcomes; thus, there is no way to measure what impact, if any, warm handoffs may have
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). ... said Frank Federico, RPh, one of IHI's directors and patient safety experts.
T]hus, another way to state our results is that we were able to increase the daily volume of patients without any significant decreases in patient safety,” they wrote. ... Nevertheless, the results on patient safety were less than desired.”.
Our goal is to change the culture of health care into one that learns from mistakes and shares best practices in patient safety,” Dr. ... It will link registry reports of near misses to educational resources that will help clinical teams strengthen
Excessive work hours degrade patient safety, but so too do excessive workloads and poor handoffs,” the authors wrote. ... The results of our trial suggest that future interventions to address the persistent patient safety problems in academic health