The Joint Commission has approved a new National Patient Safety Goal for 2012 related to catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention in hospitals. The goal requires implementation of evidence-based practices to prevent CAUTIs, which account for up to 80 percent of all healthcare acquired infections (HAIs).
McKnight’s Senior Living magazine shared some counter-intuitive but important research recently. The article is available here. The researchers found that individuals had more adverse events from medic
Focusing on Both Deaths and Harm from Medical Errors In his latest post to the “Line of Sight” blog, IHI President and CEO, Derek Feeley, reflects on the controversy and criticism surrounding a recent
A study completed at The Ohio State University, and published in the American Journal of Medical Quality, shows a patient safety cultural transformation after implementation of Crew Resource Management.
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