SafetyDog

Partnership for Patients

In Patient Safety on April 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

Government initiatve to eliminate harm…(site excerpts:)

The two goals of this new partnership are to:

  • Keep patients from getting injured or sicker. By the end of 2013, preventable hospital-acquired conditions would decrease by 40% compared to 2010. Achieving this goal would mean approximately 1.8 million fewer injuries to patients with more than 60,000 lives saved over three years.
  • Help patients heal without complication. By the end of 2013, preventable complications during a transition from one care setting to another would be decreased so that all hospital readmissions would be reduced by 20% compared to 2010. Achieving this goal would mean more than 1.6 million patients would recover from illness without suffering a preventable complication requiring re-hospitalization within 30 days of discharge”

“Improving patient safety is not easy. Health care providers are committed to providing high-quality care – that’s why they entered the field. They work hard, so finding time to learn new science, reorganize teams, and change routines can be challenging. Hospital leadership and staff can do a lot to prepare their organizations for a successful journey to improved care and safer patients. Here are some tools and guidance to help you begin

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