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Okemos, MI: Michigan Health & Hospital Association; October 2018.
This publication annually reports on the successful outcomes of the Michigan Keystone Center collaborative activities. This year's achievements include avoidance of 6392 instances of harm and safety-related savings in the state of nearly $81 million. Areas of focus for improvement work included high reliability, sepsis reduction, and opioid stewardship. The report also summarizes results of the 15-year experience of the collaborative.
Plymouth Meeting, PA: ECRI Institute; 2007. ISBN 0977914259.
This guide provides comprehensive tools for assessment, training, and implementation of safety efforts in the intensive care unit.
Washington, DC: Leapfrog Group.
This website offers resources related to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey investigating hospitals' progress in implementing specific patient safety practices. Updates to the survey include increased time allotted to complete computerized provider order entry evaluation, staffing of critical care physicians on intensive care units, and use of tools to measure safety culture. Reports discussing the results are segmented into specific areas of focus such as health care-associated infections and medication errors.
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Care Quality Commission; October 2018.
This website provides access to an annual report that summarizes National Health Service hospital and social care performance across a range of care quality metrics at both the trust and service level. Most facilities were found to be improving their care quality and basic performance was found to be high. However the latest report found substantial gaps in mental health care delivery that affect the safety of patients.
A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2016.
Learning organizations are capable of addressing problems through information sharing and learning from past experience to facilitate improvement and innovation. Large system failure occurs when such interventions are not disseminated and implemented. This report discusses the need to ensure that lessons learned in military trauma care are acted on and sustained and recommends that this information be translated for the civilian health system as a way to reduce preventable patient harm in trauma care.
Oak Brook, IL: Joint Commission Resources; 2010. ISBN: 9781599403144.
This guide offers tools and strategies to ensure that intensive care units provide safe care, in the context of evidence-based best practices and The Joint Commission requirements.
Dixon BE, Hook JM, McGowan JJ, for AHRQ National Resource Center for Health IT. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2008. AHRQ Publication No. 09-0012-EF.
Telehealth is a rapidly expanding approach of adopting technology to deliver health care services and information that improves the quality, safety, access, efficiency, and costs of care. Although the evidence that telehealth achieves these aims is still lacking, this report outlines AHRQ's health information technology portfolio, which funded a number of programs to evaluate this promising technology and approach. The report findings are based on interviews with lead investigators. It discusses the scope of the projects funded, the technical challenges faced, the organizational and cultural issues encountered, and the opportunities ahead.
Thomson R, Luettel D, Healey F, Scobie S. London, UK: National Patient Safety Agency; 2007. ISBN: 9780955634055.
In analyzing information submitted to the British voluntary incident reporting system, this report revealed safety problems that contributed to delays in treatment and resuscitation.
McCarthy D, Blumenthal D. New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund; April 2006.
This report presents ten case studies to illustrate interventions that address prominent and targeted areas for patient safety improvement. The five areas of focus include promoting an organizational safety culture, improving teamwork and communication, enhancing rapid response to inpatient crises, preventing health care–associated infections in intensive care units, and preventing hospital-based adverse drug events. The collection of stories represents a diverse group of health care organizations, with each sharing their approach to a given safety issue, the results achieved, and the lessons learned to assist others making similar efforts at their own institution. The authors also published an article about case studies in safety improvement.