Talking More To Patients, Families Leads To Fewer Medical Errors, Study Finds
A group of Boston researchers found this relatively simple idea - improving and streamlining communications in hospitals - went a long way to reducing dangerous errors.
Involving Families And Patients In Hospital ‘Rounds’ Can Curb Medical Errors, Boston Researchers Find
Patient “rounds’’ — the crucial daily meetings when doctors and other caregivers determine treatment — often occur in hospital hallways and remote conference rooms. But a study led by Boston researchers concluded that it’s far safer to do rounds right at the bedside, with the full involvement of patients and families. (Kowalczyk, 12/7)
A New Way To Cut Medical Errors: Talk More To Patients And Families
A new study suggests a simple idea could go a long way toward curbing dangerous medical errors: looping in patients and families about what’s happening with their care. It’s the latest evidence on the benefits of a long-running program to improve and streamline communications in hospitals. Called I-PASS, it was born at Boston Children’s Hospital and has since spread to dozens of hospitals around the country. (Thielking, 12/6)