The investigators identified key topics including the use of high reliability principles, culture of safety, patient care communication, and early warning systems for detecting and preventing patient decline.
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation has named postoperative delirium as its 18th patient safety challenge, collecting solutions for organizations to implement to reduce the number of preventable deaths from the condition.
In this installment of PSQH Monthly Spotlight, we examine how patient engagement is used to cut down on diagnostic errors, which impact about 12 million adult outpatients each year.
With a patient population drawn from southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland, the researchers targeted hospitals that received cardiac arrest patients transferred from other hospitals. These “cardiac arrest receiving centers” were viewed as the best facilities locally.
Dislodgement is a significant source of wasteful spending at health systems and hospitals, the author of the survey, Nancy Morneau, RN, PhD, of Hartwell Georgia-based PICC Excellence Inc., told HealthLeaders last week.
Patient Safety Movement plans to continue to aggressively pursue its efforts to reduce and eliminate medical errors through aligning with healthcare leaders, doctors and nurses, patients and families, politicians and medical technology companies.
In 2017, American life expectancy dropped for the third year in a row, with the main culprits of the decline being drug overdoses and suicides. There was a grand total of 2.8 million deaths that year—69,000 more than in 2016 and breaking the U.S. record for most deaths in one year.
The report analyzed more than 470 obstetrics-related closed medical professional liability claims from 2013-2017.
The revised requirements are based on more than a year of research, public field review, and analysis with multiple panels convened by TJC and representing provider organizations, suicide prevention experts, behavioral facility design experts, and other key stakeholders.
Of the 118 Top Hospitals recognized in 23 states and the District of Columbia, 13 were children’s hospitals, 35 were general hospitals, 53 were teaching hospitals and 17 were rural hospitals.