sábado, 3 de agosto de 2013

AHRQ Patient Safety Network ▲ National Patient Safety Goals

AHRQ Patient Safety Network
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

National Patient Safety Goals.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; 2013.
The National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) have become a critical method by which The Joint Commission promotes and enforces major changes in patient safety. The criteria used for determining the value of these goals, and required revisions to them, are based on the merit of their impact, cost, and effectiveness. Recent changes have focused on preventing hospital-acquired infections and medication errors, in addition to existing goals promoting surgical safety, correct patient identification, communication between staff, and identifying patients at risk for suicide. The most recent update to the NPSGs, which will go into effect in 2014, adds an additional goal on improving the safety of hospital alarm systems.

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