Falls are a potentially catastrophic complication of inpatient care and a big piece of evaluating patient safety. Medical studies have found that falls occur at a rate of 3 - 5 per 1,000 bed-days.[...]
National Healthcare Quality Week gives us another opportunity to show our appreciation for all the hard work health professionals put into this field, especially during these difficult times. To[...]
As the tides continue to roll toward value-based care, evaluating quality metrics is more important than ever. In fact, many leaders in quality and patient safety are beginning to demonstrate that[...]
A Specimen Error is any defect that occurs during the entire testing process, from ordering tests to reporting results, and in any way influences the quality/safety of[...]
Inter-rater reliability (IRR) is the process by which we determine how reliable a Core Measures or Registry abstractor's data entry is.[...]
A Good Catch campaign is an incentive-based program that fosters a growing culture of safety by encouraging the recognition and reporting of risk[...]
A key indicator in the emergence of a strong reporting culture is the move away from a paper or homegrown event reporting tool to a more robust electronic system that supports real-time reporting,[...]
A Near Miss or Good Catch is a patient safety event that did not reach the patient while an incident is an event that reached the patient, regardless of harm.
Patient Safety Event Reporting, also commonly referred to as incident reporting or occurrence reporting, is the system and process in which frontline[...]
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