High Tolerance for Medical Errors in Hospital Settings

August 10th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Industry News|Tags: , , , |

Despite efforts like the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program, the rate of hospital-acquired conditions in US hospitals is still startlingly high. In a new interview, Becker’s Hospital Review spoke with Patricia McGaffin, RN, VP of safety programs at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement about the underlying causes of medical mistakes. The first is what can be described as a “whack-a-mole” approach to safety.

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