News tagged with patient safety

Patient safety not affected by resident hour reforms

(HealthDay)—In the year following 2011 work-hour reforms for residents there were no changes in patient safety outcomes when comparing patients treated by residents to those treated by hospitalists, according ...

Apr 04, 2014
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Patient participation in surgical safety checklist effective

Patients feel safer – and likely are safer – when they receive a surgical safety checklist and request that their health care providers use it, suggests a pilot study being presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Electronic prescribing in NHS hospitals patchy at best

(Medical Xpress)—Patchy use of electronic prescribing in NHS hospitals – and the huge diversity of systems - creates huge challenges for both patient safety and staff training, according to a new study ...

Nov 22, 2013
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