Navigation Links
Patient Safety Authority Issues Annual Report for 2007
Date:4/30/2008

for the effort to combat infections in Pennsylvania's hospitals and nursing homes. While developed and managed by the Authority, the Advisory panel is available to counsel all state agencies with responsibilities related to Act 52. More information about Act 52 and the Advisory Panel can be found on page 15.

Data Collection - Patterns and Trends in Reports Collecting and analyzing reports of Serious Events and Incidents are vital components to the Authority's educational initiatives. The reports are submitted through the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System, known as PA-PSRS.

The data was submitted by Pennsylvania's 511 hospitals, ambulatory surgical facilities, birthing centers and certain abortion facilities. These facilities submitted 211,983 reports; 7,277 were classified as Serious Events (adverse events with patient harm) and 204,706 classified as Incidents (near misses and events that reached the patient but did not cause harm) into PA-PSRS in 2007. Almost 97% of the events in 2007 were classified as Incidents. The Authority believes that robust submission of Incident reports generally indicates a positive culture of safety within a facility that reflects open communication and attention to patient safety efforts. In Figure 1, report volume in 2007 showed an increase of 16,151 reports over 2006, with an increase in both Incidents (8%) and Serious Events (5%).

[See Figure 6 on page 28 of the Annual Report]

When reporting an event to the Authority, a facility uses a classification system or "taxonomy" to characterize the occurrence they are reporting. A facility classifies a report by identifying what PA-PSRS defines as the "Event Type." The Event Type essentially answers the most basic question about an occurrence: "What happened?" While there is considerable detail within the taxonomy, at its most basic level, the PA-PSRS classification contains nine Event Types.

[See Figure 14 on page 36 of the Annual Rep
'/>"/>

SOURCE Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Related medicine news :

1. Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
2. Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients own obstetricians
3. Vision restoration therapy shown to improve brain activity in brain injured patients
4. Diabetes appears to increase risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes
5. Ambulatory oxygen rarely a benefit in COPD patients without resting hypoxemia
6. Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients
7. Patients with Medicaid and those lacking insurance have higher risk of advanced laryngeal cancer
8. Study provides hope that some transplant patients could live free of antirejection drugs
9. Study provides hope that some transplant patients could live free of anti-rejection drugs
10. Longer ambulance journeys boost death risk for seriously ill patients
11. Expenses Overshadow Optimism for Kidney Failure Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Oakland, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Ticket ... tickets at the Concord Pavilion . When it comes to ... from Luke Bryan. The 37-year-old Georgia native is one of the ... in the entertainment business. Bryan is currently out on his “That’s ... Among the many stops the tour will be making through the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, ... exclusively to cell and gene therapies for cancer ... the organization as Senior Development Officer. , Corday ... securing gifts and addressing influential donors. Prior to ... for NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, where ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Global enterprises today are shifting towards the changing ... Managed services offer these global enterprises a strategic method ... into rising operational costs to companies. The aim to ... the global market driver for expanding the managed services ... market is estimated to grow from $142.75 billion in ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Presently, disposable medical ... healthcare equipment and supplies segment. During the past two ... steady growth (on an average 12.5% per year), primarily ... settings. Currently, the US is the largest market for ... share of 40%. The second position is held by ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that ... significantly higher rates of smoking than those without ... less likely to attempt quitting than those without ... be sufficient for this population. The study and ... print in the American Journal of Public ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Luke Bryan Ticket Prices Slashed at Concord Pavilion 2Health News:Luke Bryan Ticket Prices Slashed at Concord Pavilion 3Health News:Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) Welcomes Joshua Corday as Senior Development Officer 2Health News:Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) Welcomes Joshua Corday as Senior Development Officer 3Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Global Disposable Medical Supplies Market to See Robust Growth Through Next Decade, According to New TriMark Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Global Disposable Medical Supplies Market to See Robust Growth Through Next Decade, According to New TriMark Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Miriam Hospital study examines smoking prevalence 2
... curry spice turmeric, may help slow down tumor growth ... (ADT), a study from researchers at Jefferson,s Kimmel ... recent issue of Cancer Research , Karen ... and Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University , ...
... New research presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of ... more than 4.5 million Americans are living with a ... surgeries has more than doubled over the past decade, ... to be the primary reason for TKR., Investigators used ...
... study to be presented today at the Society for ... Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that ... who deliver or intend to deliver outside of hospitals, ... for home births compared to hospital births. The ...
... Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of Americans ... social networking sites rather than friends, a new survey ... information from social media such as Facebook and Twitter, a ... number of patients who sought information from friends fell from ...
... , THURSDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- ... their doctor to engage in regular exercise has increased ... from U.S. health officials. The U.S. Centers for ... could help more Americans lower their risk for chronic ...
... clinically challenging and under-studied subset of diseases affecting the ... and Gorham,s disease is the focus of a special ... peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. ... www.liebertpub.com/lrb Guest Editor, and Journal Associate ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Curry spice component may help slow prostate tumor growth 2Health News:4.5 million Americans living with total knee replacement 2Health News:More Patients Seek Plastic Surgery Advice From Facebook, Twitter 2Health News:More U.S. Doctors Are Urging Patients to Exercise: CDC 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... N.C. , July 11, 2014 ... approaches are evolving across industry sectors to better ... examining better ways to engage with and understand ... inform themselves and make critical purchasing decisions. ... firm, Best Practices, LLC, one area where organizations ...
(Date:7/11/2014)...  Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest, with Wound Care ... its new outpatient wound healing center.  The wound ... chronic, hard to heal wounds. Chronic wounds include ... lower leg wounds related to blood flow issues, ... injury wounds which are complex and demonstrate delayed ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... LOUIS , July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... device company, announced today the positive, cost-effective ... its innovative SPiNPerc™ procedure. The SPiNPerc endobronchial ... of a percutaneous approach to biopsy when ... Hospitals, patients and physicians experience positive financial ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Technologies Transforming Consumer Marketing Research Playbook 2Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest, With Wound Care Specialists, Opens Outpatient Wound Healing And Hyperbaric Center 2Veran Medical Publishes Lung Cancer Patient Management Study 2
... WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2011 The Long Term Care ... by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ... as a consideration of the Conditions of Participation for ... Our member companies and individual pharmacists have ...
... AMSTERDAM, November 2, 2011 Elsevier, ... information products and services, announced today that its ... purchase on SciVerse ScienceDirect, Elsevier,s online platform for ... in the breadth and depth of the eBook ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Proposed CMS Changes Related to Consultant Pharmacists Raise Profound Concerns for Pharmacies 2Elsevier Announces New 2012 Frontlist eBooks Collection on SciVerse ScienceDirect Available for Advance Purchase 2Elsevier Announces New 2012 Frontlist eBooks Collection on SciVerse ScienceDirect Available for Advance Purchase 3
For the qualitative detection of group A Streptococcal antigen from throat swabs...
For the qualitative detection of human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) in urine or serum specimens...
For the qualitative detection of human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) in urine or urine and serum specimens...
For the qualitative detection of human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) in urine or urine and serum specimens...
Medicine Products: