TITLE

Hospital changes stroke care to improve safety

PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Jul2007, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p81
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A hospital in Rochester, NY, has implemented several improvements intended to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety on its stroke care unit. The changes were prompted by a study that revealed a significant rate of errors. • Twelve percent of the patients experienced a medical error. • The hospital is using robotic dispensing systems to reduce medication mistakes. • Stroke patients are being watched more carefully for falls.
ACCESSION #
25829889

 

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