Questions addressed patient safety, residents' familiarity with patients, and whether the intervention was worthwhile. ... Lastly, our study does not look at patient outcomes; thus, there is no way to measure what impact, if any, warm handoffs may have
Q: What's next for your program—customized alerts for other patient groups, other geriatrics interventions?
Our goal is to change the culture of health care into one that learns from mistakes and shares best practices in patient safety,” Dr. ... It will link registry reports of near misses to educational resources that will help clinical teams strengthen
Meanwhile, The Joint Commission plans to make diagnostic-error reduction a patient safety priority. ... Castillo added. “It might be a National Patient Safety Goal, it might be a call for more research, or it might be performance measures.”.
Patient safety incidents in U.S. hospitals have shown some improvement but remain a common and costly problem, an annual study reports. ... Hospital boards and CEOs can help improve patient safety efforts by publicly demonstrating “inspiring and
The iCOMPARE (Individualized Comparative Effectiveness of Models Optimizing Patient Safety and Resident Education) trial assessed patient safety and resident sleep and alertness at 63 U.S. ... A study reporting the effects on patient safety and a study
ACP Hospitalist's editorial board members then reviewed the nominations and selected the Top Hospitalists, who have truly distinguished themselves in areas including patient safety, community involvement, clinical skills, quality improvement,
Most hospitals do distribute workload using formulas based on average daily census, but there are no conclusive data establishing a threshold beyond which patient safety may be at risk, experts said. ... Hospitalists who responded to the JAMA survey made
We're looking for hospitalists who made notable contributions to the field in 2011, whether through exceptional clinical skills, improved work flow, patient safety, cost savings, leadership, mentorship or quality improvement.
is a big threat to patient safety. ... to that crown jewel of your organization, which is the patient data,” he said.