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Patient Safety Special Interest Group (PSSIG) and Government Projects Special Interest Group Meeting at HEALTH LEVEL 7. Ali Rashidee, MD. MS. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. PATIENT SAFETY: Estimates of medical errors.
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Ali Rashidee, MD. MS.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Harvard Medical Practice Study (Brennan TA et al. and Leape LL et al. Results of the Harvard Medical Practice Study. New England Journal of Medicine 324(6):370-376, and 377-384 respectively, 1991.
The Colorado and Utah Hospital Discharge Study (Thomas EJ et al. Incidence and Types of Adverse Events and Negligent Care in Utah and Colorado. Medical Care, Spring 2000)
When extrapolated to 33.6 million admissions to US hospitals in 1997, the results of a study in Colorado and Utah conducted by Thomas E J et al. imply that at least 44,000 Americans dies each year as a result of medical errors. Another study by Leape L L et al.. at Harvard Medical Practice Study, 1991 suggests 98,000 deaths due to medical errors- AHA Hospital Statistics.
IOM reports have consistently emphasized the need for enhancing patient safety and healthcare quality:
The future health care models needs to actively pursue many key elements:
Patient Safety will be of paramount importance as healthcare becomes exponentially complex, and the discipline needs to encompass entire spectrum of healthcare.
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Support the HL7 mission to create and promote its standards by defining the information system interoperability components required for interchange of patient safety information and the reporting of adverse events.
The PSSIG works on contributing to the HL7 processes and products to:
The PSSIG is being sponsored by the Regulated Clinical Research Information Management (RCRIM) Technical Committee. The PSSIG will work closely with the:
This SIG will work with the:
PATIENT SAFETY is in ‘Fetal - organogenesis Stage’
NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY NETWORK (NPSN)
After T van der Schaaf.
Disillusionment and Empowerment!
What other Government Projects are working on the same/similar theme?
What are the best ways to work together?