High-reliability industries and organizations are very familiar with the term situational awareness (SA). SA is a foundational concept, and its importance in operational decision-making at the front line is recognized and categorically supported by leadership. In healthcare, save for pockets of very safe and reliable care delivery, this is generally not the case.
Diagnostic errors are the top patient safety issue of the moment, according to ECRI Institute’s latest ranking of top 10 patient safety concerns for healthcare organizations.
Launched in 2002, the patient safety awards program has highlighted achievement in patient safety and quality in the name of the late John M. Eisenberg, MD, MBA, former administration of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The House Energy and Commerce committee is launching an investigation into hospital patient safety.
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The goal of the week is to “have a visible and focused discussion on patient safety,” Gandhi says. “We promote tools that organizations and patients can be using throughout the year.”
Even though millions of people take the drugs for long periods of time, there is little evidence to support that use.
Giving balanced crystalloids led to a lower rate of composite outcome of death from any cause.
Tolerance may add to problem, expert says.
Up to 17 percent of all hospitalizations are affected by one or more adverse events and around 15% of hospital expenditure is attributable to addressing them.