An extreme and unexpected reduction in dose than expected could lead to a delay in treatment, disruption of clinical care of the patient, and worsening of patient’s conditions. Posted 06/15/2017
Failed dissolution could result in less drug being absorbed. Posted 06/15/2017
Accuracy errors may lead to patient deaths, serious or life-threatening injuries, and inaccurate, aborted, or prolonged medical procedures Posted 06/15/2017
The possibility of decreased quality and consistency of the product, may have an impact on the safety and efficacy of the product posing a risk to patients.
Patients should not stop taking Eliquis without consulting with their physician
Regulations can create a major time suck for staff in healthcare facilities, but digging a little deeper into protocols that hospitals follow rigidly could reveal that some rules are made to be broken. That's the conclusion of Don Berwick, M.D., president emeritus of the IHI, and coauthors from the organization, in a Viewpoint article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Although we are aware of the weaknesses in our system, there is a general lack of urgency in healthcare, and it's concerning. The National Patient Safety Foundation's Lucian Leape Institute, which recently merged with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, observed in its 2015 report, "Shining a Light: Safer Health Care through Transparency," that harm from medical errors continues at unacceptable levels and the U.S. healthcare system is buckling under the costs of care.
In a recent interview with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement blog, Tejal Gandhi, MD, the new chief clinical and safety officer with IHI, said a total systems approach to patient safety is the future of the movement.
Years of research and initiatives focused on prevention and promoting healthier behaviors have missed the mark because they fail to tackle arguably the single greatest contributor to the chronic disease epidemic—mental illness.
2016 marked the 28th year of an event that has shaped the course of health care quality improvement in profound, enduring ways — IHI's annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. This conference is more than a chance to network with nearly 6,000 health care professionals and gain actionable ideas for your organization. It's also an opportunity to play a part in effecting real change in health care quality and safety.
Some patients are learning how to administer their own treatments outside of the health care setting — from pain management, to dialysis, to intravenous antibiotics. This article describes five keys to a successful approach to implementing patient-administered self-care and provides examples of organizations that have established such initiatives.