Tag: medical error

1. In a retrospective review of over 1.7 million imaging examinations and interpretations, the estimated incidence of near miss imaging and interpretation errors was 4 per 100 000 imaging examinations. 2. The majority of near miss-errors were due to mislabeling-misidentification of images, which most often occurred with portable radiographs, and...
1. With the implementation of a distinct and unique naming system in neonatal intensive care units (NICU), potential wrong-patient errors were reduced by a total of 36.3%. 2. The greatest reductions in errors were seen among orders placed by house staff (interns, residents, and fellows) and in orders placed on...
1. Length of stay, surgical site infection rate, and direct cost of care all improved with implementation of a colorectal CUSP recovery pathway. 2. Accountable implementation at all levels of staff with pre-operative education, mechanical bowel prep and chlorhexidine bathing were among the variety of interventions included in the study. Evidence...