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Search results for "Health Care Providers"
Journal Article > Review
The preventable proportion of healthcare-associated infections 2005–2016: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Schreiber PW, Sax H, Wolfensberger A, Clack L, Kuster SP; Swissnoso. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;39:1277-1295.
Health care–associated infections (HAIs) represent a significant source of preventable harm to patients. Targeted interventions have been shown to be effective in decreasing HAIs and events once deemed unavoidable, such as central line–associated bloodstream infections, are now considered preventable. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, investigators sought to determine the proportion of HAIs prevented by infection control efforts across countries of different income levels. From the 144 studies ultimately included in the analysis, they found that implementation of evidence-based interventions was associated with an overall reduction in HAIs and that there was no relationship to the financial status of the country in which the study was conducted. A past PSNet perspective discussed infection prevention and patient safety.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. May 18, 2016.
Web Resource > Government Resource
Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This Web site provides information about government initiatives to research and prevent health care–associated infections.
Journal Article > Study
Midlöv P, Bahrani L, Seyfali M, Höglund P, Rickhag E, Eriksson T. Int J Clin Pharm. 2012;34:113-119.
Journal Article > Commentary
Utilizing quality improvement methods to prevent falls and injury from falls: enhancing resident safety in long-term care.
MacLaurin A, McConnell H. J Safety Res. 2011;42:525-535.
This piece describes a Canadian safety initiative that aims prevent falls in the long-term care setting.
Harrisburg, PA: Patient Safety Authority; May 2019.
This report summarizes patient safety improvement work in the state of Pennsylvania and reviews the 2018 activities of the Patient Safety Authority, including the launch of the Center of Excellence for Improving Diagnosis, outreach programs, liaison efforts, and the convening of the first patient safety conference for the state.
Journal Article > Study
Boockvar KS, Carlson Lacorte H, Giambanco V, Fridman B, Siu A. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2006;4:236-243.
The investigators examined the effect of pharmacist-conducted medication reconciliation on the occurrence of discrepancy-related adverse drug events for patients returning to nursing homes after a hospital stay.