Evidation, which uses data to better understand the connection between everyday behaviors and health, hopes its work will accelerate the reporting process, leading to more accurate, timely forecasts, plus earlier intervention and treatment.
While suicide overall often has been in the top sentinel events, this breakdown includes two categories that split suicide events into those involving an inpatient and events involving a patient within 72 hours of discharge.
The agreement comes after Larry Nassar, DO, who had been employed by MSU, used his position of trust to sexually abuse hundreds of young women and girls, including many Olympic gymnasts, over two decades.
From 2015 to 2016, 39.8% of Americans over age 20 were obese, according to the CDC. For the same time period, 20.6% of adolescents were obese, the CDC says. In 2008, the estimated annual medical cost of obesity was $147 billion.
In 2008, St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare launched a patient safety and quality improvement initiative that was designed to dramatically reduce patient harm events over a five-year period and sustain the reductions for an additional five years.
The Leapfrog report found that if all hospitals had an avoidable death rate equivalent to “A” hospitals, 50,000 lives would have been saved, versus 33,000 lives that would have been saved by “A” level performance in 2016.
Patient safety remains a top concern of healthcare organizations, according to the 2019 Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare Industry Outlook Survey. While 40% of the 228 respondents said their organization was already very strong in-patient safety, a full 90% said there is room for improvement.
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.