The Next Wave of Hospital Innovation to Make Patients Safer

Abstract

In many ways, patients today are safer than ever before. However, multiple independent reports have found that medical errors are still a pervasive problem, with recent research suggesting that preventable medical error is responsible for 3%–5% of hospital deaths, or 21,000–35,000 preventable deaths in the U.S. alone. While these figures continue to be scrutinized and improved, it’s clear that there is more to be done to make patients safer.

Publication
Harvard Business Review

Summary

In many ways, patients today are safer than ever before. However, multiple independent reports have found that medical errors are still a pervasive problem, with recent research suggesting that preventable medical error is responsible for 3%–5% of hospital deaths, or 21,000–35,000 preventable deaths in the U.S. alone. While these figures continue to be scrutinized and improved, it’s clear that there is more to be done to make patients safer.

Article Reprints, Summaries, & Translations

Ghaferi, A.A., Myers, C.G., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Pronovost, P.J. (2016, September). A nova onda de inovações hospitalares para aumentar a segurança dos pacientes. Harvard Business Review Brasil. http://hbrbr.uol.com.br/a-nova-onda-de-inovacoes-hospitalares-para-aumentar-a-seguranca-dos-pacientes/

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