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The Drive to Patient Safety

 

Improving patient safety is a significant driving force in healthcare. But lack of communication and uncertainty over leadership structures pose challenges, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report.

This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders, including:

  • 91% of healthcare leaders rank patient safety among their top 5 priorities
  • 69% say that important patient care information is sometimes, often, or always lost during shift changes
  • 73% say improved infection control practices are among the new initiatives designed to improve patient safety
  • 53% are devoting more financial resources to patient safety programs
  • 49% say that lack of communication skills poses the greatest risk to patient safety during handoffs or transition of care

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