ECRI Institute: Leading 10 patient safety concerns for 2017

ECRI Institute listed its top 10 ranking patient safety concerns for this year, with difficulties associated with technology taking the lead as number one on its list.

Here are the 10 top concerns for 2017:

●    Information management in EHRs
●    Unrecognized patient deterioration
●    Implementing and using clinical decision support
●    Test result reporting and follow-up
●    Antimicrobial stewardship
●    Patient identification
●    Opioid administration and monitoring in acute care
●    Behavioral health issues in non-behavioral-health settings
●    Management of new oral anticoagulants
●    Insufficient organization systems or process to improve safety and quality

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