Patient Safety

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In the Spotlight

An Analysis of Sepsis Quality in Safety-Net Hospitals
Safety-net hospitals may not have adequate resources to comply with federal and state sepsis quality improvement standards required of acute care hospitals, according to an AHRQ-supported study in the Journal of Critical Care.

Measures for Improving Patient Health Literacy
An AHRQ-funded project recently identified 22 quality improvement measures to help health care organizations monitor strategies to improve patients’ health literacy.

Medication Overload: The Hidden Drug Problem of Older Adults
In this IHI interview, Terry Fulmer, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, discusses the impact of medication overload on older adults, when the harm, or potential harm, of taking multiple medications outweighs the benefits.

Comparing Health Care Safety to Other Industries
In this PSNet Perspectives on Safety interview, Dr. Erik Hollnagel talks about the pursuit of improved safety in health care and how it compares to other industries. He is Senior Professor of Patient Safety at the University of Jönköping (Sweden) and Visiting Professorial Fellow at Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia).

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