Patient Safety Monitor Journal answers your most important patient safety questions and offers field-tested compliance strategies to ensure your patient safety efforts measure up to The Joint Commission.
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death: Now what?
A new study projects more than 250,000 people die each year from medical errors, leaving patient safety experts calling for cultural changes to care
Surgeon ratings websites aim to make a mark on patient care
Two new ratings websites use risk adjustment models that offer a more complete picture of quality care
Reducing falls by engaging patients
Brigham and Women's 'Fall TIPS' tool offers tailored approach to falls prevention
CDC: Thirty percent of outpatient antibiotics are prescribed inappropriately
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that approximately 30% of antibiotic prescriptions written in the outpatient setting were inappropriate.
Top patient safety concerns touch on IT, patient identification issues
This year’s list of top patient safety concerns proves that health systems continue to battle health IT implementation issues, while also struggling with patient safety stalwarts like disinfection, medication errors, and even patient identification.
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