70% of safety leaders lack data to lower patient harms, survey finds
The study surveyed patient safety leaders at the National Patient Safety Foundation's 2014 Patient Safety Congress.
About 90 percent of leaders indicated patient harm is a frequent topic of conversation in their healthcare organizations, though slightly less than one-quarter indicated their current technological systems were able to collect and display data on rates and patterns of patient harm. Ninety-eight percent of leaders said they would prefer a system that could alert them to patient safety issues in real time, according to a news release.
According to a 2011 Health Affairs study, nearly one-third of hospital patients across the country are harmed.
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