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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.
Leeds, UK: Clinical Support Audit Unit, Health and Social Care Information Centre. December 9, 2015. ISBN: 9781783865697.
The NHS Safety Thermometer is a tool developed by the National Health Service to facilitate staff participation in measuring patient harm in various care environments. This report explores the data collected on four types of health care–acquired conditions (pressure ulcers, falls, catheter–associated urinary tract infections, and venous thromboembolisms) in NHS patients over a 1-year period.
Journal Article > Review
Lau BD, Haut ER. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:187-195.
This review examined the efficacy of different strategies for preventing venous blood clots during hospitalization. The most successful interventions combined education with computerized tools.
Journal Article > Commentary
Power M, Stewart K, Brotherton A. Clin Risk. 2012;18:163-169.
This commentary describes the design and initial test of a large-scale initiative to track incidents involving pressure ulcers, falls, urinary infections in patients with catheters, and venous thromboembolism in the National Health Service.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
This national program draws from other large collaborative efforts to engage health care organizations across Wales in reducing preventable harm.
Web Resource > Government Resource
National Health Service.
This initiative seeks to reduce four key sources of harm in hospitals: pressure ulcers, falls, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and vascular thrombotic events.