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Trigger-based Patient Safety Method Finds High Rate of Preventable Harm in Hospitals – New Harvard Study Reveals

Dr. David Bates, Dr. Elizabeth Mort, and co-authors from Mass Gen Brigham and affiliates sought to evaluate the current state of patient safety using a trigger-based method across 11 Massachusetts hospitals using 2018 data. To summarize the remarkable findings, the study identified one adverse event in every four admissions, and approximately a quarter of those were preventable.    

By |January 12th, 2023|Categories: News, Patient Safety, Trending|

Patient Safety and Risk Management 1: The Problem

Patient safety generally relies on software portals to report events.  The idea is that, if a “culture of safety” is positive, clinicians and staff will report patient safety events.  For its part, risk management generally relies on claims management software.  The idea is that, once a lawsuit is on the books, a risk management team will manage that case until its conclusion.  These two workflows are not only occurring at different time frames along the journey of a patient and her family but they also are addressing very different needs and, as a result, reflect very different requirements for “success.” 

By |December 31st, 2022|Categories: Patient Safety, Trending|
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