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By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
In response to the growing volume of inpatient admissions and outpatient visits for individuals with a substance use disorder, hospitals are the primary point of care for many patients in need of comprehensive substance use care. Fortunately, hospitals also have the opportunity to make a major impact in reducing morbidity and mortality related to opioid use, from prevention to screening, to treatment, to engaging with communities to reduce harms.

 

Tag(s): Hospital, Mortality Reduction, Behavioral Health, Quality Improvement, Triple Aim for Populations
By Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey | Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
The lessons from this project are clear. When leaders create a burning platform for change, and when frontline workers are empowered to measure and improve the care they deliver, the QI approach makes a difference.

 

Tag(s): Africa, Quality Improvement, Mortality Reduction
By Jeff Rakover | Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
The world has seen dramatic improvements in maternal mortality in recent years. From 2000 to 2015, the global death rate fell by more than a third for complications during pregnancy or childbirth. A notable exception to this trend? The United States.

 

Tag(s): Perinatal Care, Triple Aim for Populations, Mortality Reduction, Patient Safety, Maternal and Child Health
By Derek Feeley | Thursday, Jul 14, 2016
A recent study asserts that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US. While the article has spurred controversy over its estimate of unnecessary hospital deaths, the fact that there are many more instances of harm caused by medical error than deaths has not gotten enough attention.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Mortality Reduction, Adverse Event, Leadership, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Joelle Baehrend | Friday, Jun 17, 2016
At IHI, we took a moment to reflect on 100,000 Lives Campaign and what remains to be done in patient safety.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Campaign - 5 Million Lives / 100,000 Lives, Mortality Reduction
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