Do you know your hospital? Event reporting helps quality improvement and patient safety efforts
Patient Safety Monitor, September 1, 2011
Most of the time when a patient is ill, an x-ray, scan, or lab test is needed to obtain more precise information to understand the cause of the illness so the care team can help resolve it. This happens in hospitals thousands of times every day.
But when a hospital is suffering from adverse events, or showing signs of dysfunction in the form of near misses, the relevant data is all too often not being collected and analyzed, or ignored altogether.
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