The Harris Poll online survey of 2,018 people found that nearly 1 in 5 of respondents (18%) have experienced what they said was an unethical or unprofessional interaction with a physician.
Asked to rate their organization’s effectiveness in assessing and preventing suicide risk, 43% of respondents to the 2019 Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare Industry Outlook Survey said that their organization is slightly effective at addressing the problem.
The information collected from the victim was stored on an unsecured electronic health record, where it later was allegedly improperly accessed by an x-ray technician, who allegedly passed the information on to the alleged perpetrator of the sexual assault.
Released last week, the Vital Signs report found that of the 700 pregnancy-related deaths that occur each year in the United States, about 31% take place during pregnancy, 36% happen during delivery or the week after, and 33% occur one week to one year after delivery.
Similar to situations arising in the treatment of VIP patients, ER physicians treating loved ones or close associates may vary their customary medical care from the standard treatment and inadvertently produce harm rather than benefit.
The objective of the PSMF is to mobilize leaders across the world to reach more hospitals, healthcare technology companies, and the patient advocacy community to achieve the goal of ZERO preventable deaths by 2020.
Asked about the top areas of improvement needed to meet patient safety culture program goals, respondents to the 2019 Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare Industry Outlook Survey said that communication openness was most in need of improvement (47%).
Vision impairment including blindness affects nearly 4 million U.S. adults, and the figure is expected to increase significantly with rising rates of macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and other eye conditions.
The DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nurses are given to nurses who display extraordinary and compassionate care throughout the year. More than 3,600 healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. as well as 21 other countries participate annually in the program.
The Joint Commission will only track the number of C-sections done on nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex (NTSV) births—procedures performed on first-time mothers carrying a single baby that has its head facing down at the onset of labor.