New Report Outlines 47 Patient Safety Practices

 Friday, March 13, 2020

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new report that reviews 47 practices that target patient safety improvement in hospitals, primary care practices, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare settings. The 47 practices are categorized among 17 chapters that represent harm areas including medication management, healthcare-associated infections, nursing-sensitive practices, procedural events, and diagnostic errors.

While AHRQ notes that progress has been made in reducing harms, the latest information (2017) noted there were 86 hospital-acquired conditions per 1,000 hospital discharges.

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