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MX.com Brief - Healthcare News | May 10, 2012
Industry Spotlight: WHO on Patient Safety
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Tracking Adverse Events
According to an April 2011 article published in Health Affairs, as much as 45 cents out of every dollar spent on U.S. health care is related to a medical mistake. The study also reported that some kind of mistake or adverse event occurs in one-third of all hospital admissions despite heavy efforts in the industry to reduce medical errors.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that as many as one in 10 patients is harmed while receiving hospital care in developed countries.
With more than 100 million people requiring surgical treatment every year for different medical reasons, problems associated with surgical safety in developed countries account for half of the avoidable adverse events that result in death or disability.
WHO’s studies identify that additional hospitalization, litigation costs, infections acquired in hospitals, lost income, disability and medical expenses have cost some countries between $6 billion and $29 billion a year.
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Adverse Event Monitoring Webinar
“Every week in the United States, up to 40 patients undergo a procedure meant for somebody else or the wrong body part.” Dr. Mark Chassin, president of the Joint Commission said in an interview with National Journal last year.
Sound shocking? According to a study published in Health Affairs, medical errors may be far more common than originally believed -- occurring in up to a third of all hospital inpatients.
Using the Global Trigger Tool, a methodology developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the study concludes that traditional hospital reporting systems failed to detect up to 90 percent of adverse events.
Adventist Health System took the methodology employed within the Global Trigger Tool a step further. Their Adverse Event Monitoring and Tracking Tool, compatible with The Global Trigger Tool Methodology, detects hidden adverse events or harms and automates the reporting process through database management and randomized reports.
The webinar focuses on Adventist Health System's Adverse Event Monitoring and Tracking Tool and how implementing adverse event monitoring and tracking can help your hospital:
- Decrease Harms and Adverse Events
- Automate Reporting Processes
- Increase and Improve Patient Safety
- Target Specific Needs for Safety Improvement Projects
- Save Costs by Decreasing Adverse Events, Length of Stay and Readmissions
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Date: Tuesday, May 15th
Time: 2:30pm Eastern
Presenter: Antoinette "Toni" Nelson RN, BSN, Senior Clinical Analyst, Office of Clinical Effectiveness, Adventist Health System
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