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Patient Safety: Huddles, Checklists Reduce Harm Rates

The following studies, which appeared in the January 2014 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, highlight how several hospitals successfully reduced patient harm in different areas of their organization.

  • Medication Event Huddles: A Tool for Reducing Adverse Drug Events (subscription only)
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital across three years identified more than 3,000 improvements through conducting 800 medication event huddles. Since 2010, the hospital reduced the absolute number of harmful adverse drug events by 74 percent.

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