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Journal Article > Study
Healthy life-years lost and excess bed-days due to 6 patient safety incidents: empirical evidence from English hospitals.
Hauck KD, Wang S, Vincent C, Smith PC. Med Care. 2017;55:125-130.
The long-term consequences of patient safety problems can be difficult to quantify. This retrospective medical record review and modeling study estimated healthy life-years lost due to preventable adverse events such as venous thromboembolism, health care–associated infections, and deaths from low-risk procedures. The authors recommend using these estimates of long-term harm to prioritize prevention efforts.
Journal Article > Commentary
Burden M. Br J Nurs. 2016;25:949-955.
Surgical site infections can result in harm and financial hardship for patients. In light of increased rates of surgical site infections among patients with breast cancer, this commentary describes how a project applied a classic change model to enhance existing processes to address behavioral and cultural barriers to improvement and reduced surgical site infections over the course of the initiative. Team collaboration was highlighted as a key element of the project's success.