Quality & Safety in Health Care
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Improving patient safety has become a core issue for many modern healthcare systems. However, knowledge of the best ways for government initiated efforts to improve patient safety is still evolving, although there is considerable commonality in the challenges faced by countries. Actions to impro...
Intravenous (IV) medication errors are a common type of error identified in hospitals and can lead to considerable harm. Over the past 20 years there have been several hundred FDA reported incidents involving IV pumps, many of which have led to patient deaths. To determine the actual types, freq...
The Veterans Health Administration's patient incident reporting system was established to obtain comprehensive data on adverse events that affect patients and to act as a harbinger for risk management. It maintains a dataset of tort claims that are made against Veterans Administration's employee...
Electronic medical records seldom integrate performance indicators into daily operations. Assessing quality indicators traditionally requires resource intensive chart reviews of small samples. We sought to use an electronic medical record to assess use of beta-adrenergic antagonist medications (...
To examine the association between accreditation scores and the disclosure of accreditation reports. A cross sectional study. Hospitals participating in an accreditation programme in Japan. 547 of the 817 hospitals accredited by the Japan Council for Quality Health Care (JCQHC) by January 2003. ...
The management of head and neck cancer, published in a recent issue of Effective Health Care, is reviewed.
Until recently, the preparation of paediatric parenteral nutrition formulations in our institution included re-transcription and manual compounding of the mixture. Although no significant clinical problems have occurred, re-engineering of this high risk activity was undertaken to improve its saf...
Rather than being a static property of hospitals and other healthcare facilities, safety is dynamic and often on short time scales. In the past most healthcare delivery systems were loosely coupled-that is, activities and conditions in one part of the system had only limited effect on those else...