The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
In this study, the medical department with worse safety culture scores, as rated by AHRQ Hospital Survey of Patient Safety Culture, actually had fewer adverse events, as measured by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Global Trigger Tool. The authors suggest that safety culture may not accurately reflect patient safety and requires further measure development.
Simonsen BO, Daehlin GK, Johansson I, et al. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014;14:580.
Nursing skill mix and training may be linked to patient outcomes, and one study showed lower inpatient mortality rates for a variety of surgical patients in hospitals with more highly educated nurses. In this study, practicing nurses had greater medication knowledge than graduating nursing students, but both groups had serious deficiencies, particularly in their ability to perform drug dose calculations correctly.