Insurer Provides Financial Incentives, Infrastructure, and Other Support To Stimulate Provider Participation in Quality Improvement Collaborations
A large insurer offers financial incentives and other support to provider-led quality improvement collaborations, leading to high levels of provider participation, higher quality, lower costs, and a positive return on investment.
Safety-Net Hospital Enhances Access to Specialty Care by Immediately Notifying Surgical Oncologists About Patients With Imaging Results That Suggest Possible Gastrointestinal Malignancy
A safety-net hospital enhances access to timely specialist care by revamping its critical results reporting system to immediately notify surgical oncologists of imaging results that suggest a possible gastrointestinal malignancy.
Community-Driven Clinic for Refugee Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive, Culturally Sensitive Care Across the Reproductive Life Span
An Arizona clinic for women refugees provides comprehensive, culturally sensitive care across the reproductive life span, leading to enhanced access to services, high patient satisfaction, greater awareness of breast cancer and mammography, and better planning for childbirth.
Nursing Interventions Among Surgical Patients Eliminate Stage 3 and 4 Pressure Ulcers and Reduce Incidence of Other Pressure Ulcers
Nurses at Aultman Hospital assess patients preoperatively for risk of pressure ulcers, carefully monitor and address risk factors during surgery, and complete a communication tool to inform postoperative surgical care; the program led to the elimination of Stage 3 and 4 pressure ulcers hospital-wide and very low incidence of Stage 1 and 2 pressure ulcers in surgical patients.
Preoperative Safety Briefing Reduces Wrong-Site Surgery and Nursing Turnover, Enhances Safety Attitude
A presurgical safety briefing held by the operating room team before every procedure has virtually eliminated wrong-site surgeries, enhanced operating room staff satisfaction and perceptions of safety, and reduced nurse turnover.
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors
This fact sheet provides recommendations to help patients prevent medical errors when taking medications, during a hospital stay, and before having surgery.
30 Safe Practices for Better Health Care. Fact Sheet
The National Quality Forum has identified 30 safe practices that, evidence shows, can work to reduce or prevent adverse events and medication errors. These practices can be universally adopted by all health care settings to reduce the risk of harm to patients.
Ensuring Correct Surgery
This pamphlet will help patients understand what will happen before they undergo surgery.
Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, Evidence Report/Technology Assessment
This evidence report presents practices relevant to improving patient safety, focusing on hospital care, nursing homes, ambulatory care, and patient self-management.
Problems and Prevention: Chest Tube Insertion
This 11-minute DVD uses video excerpts from 50 actual chest tube insertion procedures to illustrate problems that may occur.