Practice Management Information Center
Compassion fatigue can lead to decreased quality of patient care and increases in medical errors.
Adopting standardized communication procedures during this crucial time may help reduce errors.
Default settings in electronic health records designed to improve efficiency and standardization can cause harm when not used properly.
A clinician who did not know a certain policy causes a chemotherapy problem.
Of the parents surveyed, 34 reported a total of 37 safety incidents.
A program in California where hospitals are penalized for preventable medical errors has failed to reduce the number of errors.
A patient is at risk for one medication error per day, and about one-fourth of related injuries are preventable.
Most progress occurred in 2013, when 35,000 fewer patients died in United States hospitals.
In 10,740 patient admissions, the medical-error rate decreased by 23% from the preintervention period to the postintervention period.
Many more medical errors are reported when the process is anonymous and the health-care environment is nonpunitive, study results indicate.