The report from Coverys takes a look at five years of closed medical malpractice claims data from 2014–2018 to provide insight into the root causes of surgery-related claims and evidence-based recommendations to help mitigate future risks in the delivery of care.
ECRI has been gathering patient safety event data through its patient safety organization, ECRI PSO, since 2009. “We and our partner PSOs have received more than 3.2 million event reports. This means that the 10 patient safety concerns on this list are very real. These concerns are harming people—sometimes seriously,” the executive brief says.
Established in 2012, the PSMF has offered tools, resources, and guidelines to educate healthcare providers, industry professionals, patients, and families about reducing and eliminating preventable patient deaths.
Running from March 8-14, the IHI’s Patient Safety Awareness Week is planned as a way to encourage greater knowledge about healthcare safety.
There are roles for more practitioners in anesthesia procedures, including serving on a team with a shared vision for a strong, patient-focused model of care. But that care must be led by a physician anesthesiologist.
The Late Career Practitioner Policy at Yale New Haven Hospital requires clinicians who are at least 70 years old and seeking reappointment to the medical staff to undergo vision and neuropsychological assessments.
The report, Safety In Numbers: Hospital Performance on Leapfrog’s Surgical Volume Standard Based on Results of the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, also found that a higher percentage of hospitals met Leapfrog’s minimum volume standards in 2019 than 2018.
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Christopher Dore, senior product manager with Capsule Technologies, addresses questions about the patient safety trends that hospitals will need to deal with in the next 20 years, as well as takes a quick look at the last 20.
At Arnot Ogden Medical Center, a not-for-profit, 256-bed tertiary medical facility in Elmira, New York, we’ve long used traditional telemetry devices and methods in our four cardiology units to monitor patients’ vital signs. But we also wanted to give this added layer of protection to other hospital patients without incurring the costs of installing telemetry systems.