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- Communication Improvement 1
- Culture of Safety 2
- Education and Training 2
- Error Reporting and Analysis 3
- Human Factors Engineering 2
- Legal and Policy Approaches 2
- Logistical Approaches 2
- Quality Improvement Strategies 3
- Specialization of Care 1
- Clinical Information Systems
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 2
- Nosocomial Infections
- Medication Safety 4
- Surgical Complications 2
Search results for "Nosocomial Infections"
- Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
- Nosocomial Infections
Journal Article > Study
Glance LG, Dick AW, Osler TM, et al. Arch Surg. 2011;146:1170-1177.
The Leapfrog Group, a consortium of public and private employers who purchase health care for more than 30 million Americans, strives to improve patient safety through encouraging hospitals to implement the National Quality Forum's safe practices and 3 other key safety interventions (including computerized provider order entry). More than 1200 hospitals nationwide have joined the Leapfrog Group's effort to date. However, this analysis of hospital-level trauma outcomes found essentially no relationship between adoption of the Leapfrog interventions and outcomes for trauma patients. This study's results mirror the findings of a prior study that found no improvement in mortality at Leapfrog hospitals for a broad range of inpatient diagnoses.
Journal Article > Commentary
Cohen MR. Hosp Pharm. 2007;42:982-986.
This monthly commentary examines risks associated with mismanagement of IV tubing and ports, discusses a recent article regarding unintended consequences of computerized provider order entry (CPOE), and details recent changes to similarly named medications.
Inspiring Ideas and Celebrating Successes: A Guidebook to Leading Patient Safety Practices in Ontario Hospitals.
OHA Patient Safety Support Service. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Hospital Association; 2006.
This report shares successful patient safety strategies employed in Ontario hospitals to address medication safety, patient incident management, infection issues, and administrative process improvements.
Wetzel TG. Health Data Manage. 2011 Feb;19:86, 88, 90 passim.
This article discusses how several health care organizations used health information technology to improve organizational transparency.
Journal Article > Review
Hwang RW, Herndon JH. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007;457:21-34.
The authors discuss the financial incentives of improving patient outcomes as the business case for patient safety.