Communication and falls top the list of challenges

September 2007
Hospice Management Advisor;Sep2007, Vol. 12 Issue 9, p94
The article reports on the decline of the U.S. health care sector's compliance with the Goal 2 of the National Patient Safety Goals that calls for the improvement of effective communication among caregivers. Compliance is reported to drop to 72 percent in 2006 from 76.8 percent in 2005. One of the main areas of concern in the issue is the use of abbreviations. On the other hand, home health agencies were found to address the issue on noncompliance to Goal 9, which requires reduced fall risk.


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