Experience of a seven hospital system in Oregon offers a template for understanding how and why infant falls occur in hospitals and how to address the issue.
The goal of this report is to describe our experience implementing consensus medical staff guidelines used for counseling pregnant women threatening extremely premature birth and to give an account of family preferences and the immediate outcome of their infants.
The goal of this report is to describe the collaborative formation of rational, practical, medical staff guidelines for the counseling and subsequent care of extremely early-gestation pregnancies and premature infants between 22 and 26 weeks.
Research on the patient's perspective on medical error is limited. Research efforts have focused on how best to disclose error and how patients desire to have medical errors disclosed. In this study, a mixed group of 30 community members share their stories of medical error.
Researchers surveyed hospitals to ask whether ongoing data completeness reports and monthly comparative quality reports were used to make changes in the acute care process. These self-reports were then confirmed by using the registry data to construct objective run-chart measures over 12 months. Results showed several programmatic characteristics that distinguished programs that used quality reports to make improvements.