Hospitalists can help create a blame-free atmosphere of openness when it comes to discussing errors in patient care.
A supplement to the March 5 Annals of Internal Medicine, which offers 11 CME credits, focuses on a recent Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality–funded project, “Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for
Experts disagree about use of antibiotics, IV fluids, and quality measures.
ACP, New York chapter to collaborate to improve patient safety | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
ACP announced collaboration this month with the New York ACP chapter to extend New York's medical Near Miss Registry into a national patient safety reporting and professional educational program.
Computerized provider order entry has a promising, yet unproven, future as a tool for improving overall patient care and safety.
Residents report that ‘warm handoffs' enhance patient safety | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
One residency program implemented a protocol in which the incoming and outgoing residents met at the end of a ward rotation to sign out and jointly round on sicker patients using a bedside-rounding checklist.
Hospitalization presents prime opportunity to intervene in abuse of elderly patients.
Patients discharged during holiday season had less timely follow-up and higher risk of death or readmission | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
“Rather than rushing to get patients home, hospital clinicians should pay attention to discharge planning for this vulnerable group,” the study authors wrote.
Learn steps hospitalists can take to reduce error in their own practices and within their hospitals.
Duty hours may have no effect on patient safety, resident well-being, care continuity | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
A randomized trial did not find a patient safety benefit from shorter duty schedules, a study found.