98,000 Preventable Patient Deaths: 9 Patient Safety Solutions

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"No adverse event should ever occur anywhere in the world if the knowledge exists to prevent it from happening." That is a direct quote from the Joint Commission, a national organization that accredits more than 16,000 health care organizations around the country. In fact it is the first sentence in their introduction to what they have dubbed "9 key patient safety solutions" for health care providers in order to prevent inevitable human errors from actually reaching patients and thus prevent patient injuries and death from preventable errors.

Having worked as Director of Risk Management in a major teaching hospital and having studied patient safety, I can verify that harm to patients and "near miss'' incidents often involve the issues listed by the Joint Commission below. Those 9 solutions were developed from the data the Joint Commission has regarding patient injuries, deaths and near misses.

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