CDC Reports on Sepsis Hospitalizations and Cost – This report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals sepsis and related hospitalizations more than doubled between 2000 and 2008, costing $14.6 billion in 2008.
Commonwealth Reports On Hospitals Reporting No CLABSIs in ICUs – This new report from the Commonwealth Fund offers lessons from hospitals that have not experienced any central line associated blood stream infections in their ICUs in 2009.
Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century – an urgent call for change to close the quality gap, recommending redesign of the American health care system
HCProInc: The Drive to Safety: HealthLeaders Intelligence Report – Results of this study reveals improving patient safety is a driving force in health care; ongoing challenges are communication and leadership structures to support safety.
IOM – To Err is Human: Building A Safer Health System – Landmark report laying out a comprehensive strategy to reduce preventable medical errors
Oregon Patient Safety Report Reveals Limited Improvement, Culture Change Needed – The report from the Oregon Patient Safety Commission reports findings from voluntary reports from 56 of the state’s 58 hospitals.
Patient Safety Classics – Resource from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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The Center for Patient Safety issues this alert regarding falls based on our data analysis. Falls are a difficult and long-standing challenge for providers. While the majority of events report no harm, fal
As an RN for nearly 30 years, I’ve seen many changes in the healthcare arena since I started as a Student Nurse Assistant in 1986. I recently had a discussion with other healthcare providers regarding th
It’s time for healthcare organizations to partner up with a Patient Safety Organization. Are you ready? Hospitals have an approaching deadline to sign up with a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) for
The Center for Patient Safety believes that collaboration and sharing are the best ways to drive improvement. We strive to provide the right solutions and resources to improve healthcare safety and quality.