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Casey MM, Wakefield M, Coburn AF, Moscovice IS, Loux S. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2006;32:693-702.
This study surveyed chief executive officers (CEOs) of 29 small and rural hospitals (with a median of 28 staffed hospital beds) to determine their priorities for improving patient safety, and compared them with the recommendations of an expert panel. While both CEOs and the expert panel agreed that preventing adverse drug events (ADEs), preventing nosocomial infections, and improving the safety culture were important, they disagreed on the methods of achieving these goals. For example, rural hospitals placed less emphasis on the need for sophisticated information technology to prevent ADEs. These differences were at least in part due to rural hospitals' concerns about their ability to implement recommended interventions.
Award > Award Recipient
Washington, DC: Leapfrog Group; September 24, 2008.
This announcement highlights the 33 hospitals recognized for high performance and continuous improvement in patient safety based on the 2008 Leapfrog Hospital Survey results.