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  1. News Article
    Health resources diverted to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have caused a major drop in critical preventative care in the US, including childhood vaccinations and lead screenings, sexually transmitted disease testing and substance abuse services. In short, many of the routine measures meant to keep Americans healthy – and keep American health from slipping further behind that of other developed, peer nations – have hit a worrying cliff. As attention has focused on the immediate crisis of the pandemic and the hundreds of thousands of lives lost in America, this other hidden crisis repres
  2. Content Article
    ECRI’s list of patient safety concerns for 2021 Racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare. Emergency preparedness and response in aging services. Pandemic preparedness across the health system. Supply chain interruptions. Drug shortages. Telehealth workflow challenges. Improvised use of medical devices. Methotrexate therapy. Peripheral vascular harm. Infection risk from aerosol-generating procedures.
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    Grundy et al. used Carol Bacchi’s problem-questioning approach to policy analysis to compare the Sunshine policies in three different jurisdictions, the United States, France and Australia. We found that transparency had emerged as a solution to several different problems including misuse of tax dollars, patient safety and public trust. Despite these differences in the origins of disclosure policies, all were underpinned by the questionable assumption that informed consumers could address conflicts of interest. The authors conclude that, while transparency reports have provided an unprecedente
  4. Event
    There are so many organisations that are doing great work related to Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) but an astounding number are not and this work is crucial to performance improvement. Meaningful and sustainable incorporation of the patient and family perspective is no longer optional for organisations that strive for high reliability. In this Patient Safety Movement webinar, the panelists will discuss the background of person-centred care, the history of its incorporation in the clinical setting, and the introduction of PFACs, current organisational barriers to implementin
  5. Event
    The physical and psychological safety and well-being of the healthcare workforce is essential for safe, high-quality care, yet the rates and nature of harm to the workforce, including physical and nonphysical forms of violence, is well documented and remains a challenge across all settings. Join IHI’s Annual Patient Safety Awareness Week Virtual Learning Hour to hear from leaders who are successfully applying principles of improvement, healthy work environments and learning systems to advance the will and capabilities of their organisations and communities to prevent and reduce workplace
  6. Content Article
    Having accurate patient information (for example, age, allergies, laboratory results) helps practitioners select medications, doses and routes of administration. One vital piece of information, the patient's weight, is especially important, because it is used to calculate the appropriate dose of a medication (for example, mg/kg, mcg/kg, mg/m2). A prescribed or dispensed medication dose can differ significantly from the appropriate dose because of missing or inaccurate patient weights. Patients in oncology treatment, patients with renal insufficiency, or who are elderly, paediatric or neon
  7. News Article
    For the last 10 months, everyone in healthcare has lived their lives as if they were trapped in a burning building without a fire escape. No matter how much water we throw on the fire or how many firefighters (healthcare providers in this instance) we send in, we cannot gain control of the flames. The catastrophic loss of life has been insurmountable, and we often haven’t had enough physicians to take care of everyone. This is not new for a healthcare system. For years prior to this pandemic, there has been a physician shortage in the United States that is expected to worsen over t
  8. Content Article
    Read the Patient Safety Authority 2019 Annual Report View previous Patient Safety Authority Annual Reports
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