As a nation, our healthcare costs have been rapidly rising and at the same time issues around millions of uninsured, poor quality and unsafe healthcare practices abound. It has been a decade since the Institute of Medicine’s, “To Err is Human Report” declared that as a result of medical and medication errors approximately 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die or are injured as a result of medical errors. Although there have been many improvements with patient safety and healthcare quality initiatives, driven both by the government as well as the private sector, it is apparent from multiple studies that much remains to be done. With the passage of the Stimulus Bill (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) and the Healthcare Reform Bill (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) many legislative and regulatory changes will look to address the issues of healthcare access and coverage, patient safety, quality of care and escalating costs. This course will look at patient safety, healthcare quality and risk management in terms of how these issues impact the delivery of health care in various settings as well as what is being done by the various stakeholders involved to make needed improvements.
A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Sat, Aug 24 – Sun, Aug 25, 2013
325 University Drive
Medication Errors; and more
Sunil K. Sinha MD, MBA, FACP