If key information about pending lab tests is left out of discharge summaries, follow-up of lab results may not occur, potentially leading to medical errors and readmissions, they continued.
59% and 88% vs. 74%, respectively). However, they were less likely to believe in disclosing all significant medical errors to affected patients (64% vs.
The primary outcome was the rate of wrong-patient order entry errors, measured with the wrong-patient retract-and-reorder (RAR) measure. ... In addition, White race/ethnicity was associated with a lower rate of wrong-patient errors compared to Black
While saying “I'm sorry” can be difficult for anyone, it's especially hard for physicians to apologize to patients for medical errors. ... With more states passing laws making it easier to apologize without legal consequences and, in some cases,
A handoff improvement program successfully reduced medical errors and preventable adverse events without slowing workflow, according to a study conducted at 9 pediatric hospitals. ... To measure its effectiveness, researchers compared adverse events,
many hospitals report patient injuries or deaths that result from medical errors, the status of reporting practices, how information on reported occurrences is shared and if it is used for practice ... anonymously report patient injuries or deaths
The Q&A investigates the link between physician burnout and medical errors, while the Success Story describes a coaching program that provided support and guidance to medical residents.
We were on hospital rounds, stamping out disease, when every clinician's nightmare occurred; the electronic medical record system crashed. ... The problems noted that might respond to adoption of EHRs were: the then-current cost of care, ($1.6 trillion),
Moore, MD, FACP, an infectious disease specialist at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans; Ben P. ... Topics include how to build an effective inpatient team, medical errors in the hospital, new recommendations in perioperative medicine, pain management,
It's documented that staff who are exposed to natural light and know when it's daytime outside or nighttime actually have fewer medical errors than those who don't,” said ... Our hospitalists as well as our nursing staff identified evidence-based