5 keys to reducing medical errors in hospitals

Many medical errors are preventable. But hospitals continue to have trouble with keeping them from harming patients. To make real progress toward reducing errors and never events, facilities must be committed to making significant changes. Thousands of patients die as a result of medical errors. A recent study in BMJ estimates that the deaths of over 250,000 patients were directly caused by a preventable error that affected their care. According to an article in Health Affairs, the problem with medical errors lies with complacency. Hospitals accept that errors are inevitable, which means their prevention efforts aren’t as robust as they could … Continue reading 5 keys to reducing medical errors in hospitals