TITLE

Health network launches effort to improve safety

PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Jan2008, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An Indiana health network has launched a patient safety initiative that encourages patients and family members to call a special telephone number for help. The hotline is intended to provide immediate access to input from outside the immediate care team. • Nurses may not embrace the idea at first. • The health network's initial experience shows no frivolous use of the hotline. • The telephone number is part of an overall culture of safety.
ACCESSION #
28121956

 

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