Why Is Speaking Up When You Experience a Medical Error So Complicated?
You would think that encouraging patients to speak up when something goes wrong is a step in the right direction when it comes to reducing medical errors. If only it were that simple. As Joyce Frieden points out in her article titled “How to Get Patients to Speak Up When They Experience a Medical Error,” patients are not always willing to do so. Why Patients…Read More
Six Facts About Surgical “Never Events” In Ohio Hospitals
The phrase “never event” entered the healthcare discussion in 2001, when it was used by the National Quality Forum to describe medical errors that are so stunningly simple to avoid that they should, quite literally, never happen. The stark truth, though, is that the name remains a misnomer. Extremely preventable medical errors happen shockingly often, as you’ll see below. 6. More Than 11 Never Events…Read More