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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