Fierce Healthcare writes: The Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety National Children’s Network–a coalition of more than 80 hospitals across the country–recently released data that its three-year initiative to eliminate safety issues such as falls, surgical site infections (SSIs) and adverse drug events (ADEs) saved 2,500 children from harm and led to savings of more than $60 million. The collaboration actually began in 2009 with eight Ohio Children’s hospitals. Their initial success and ongoing funding from the Cardinal Health Foundation led to an expansion of the program in 2012 to 80 hospitals in more than 30 states and the District of Columbia. This year it intends to reduce readmissions by 10 percent, cut serious safety events by 25 percent and reduce by 40 percent the following hospital-acquired conditions: ADEs, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line-associated blood stream infections, injuries form falls and immobility, pressure ulcers, SSIs, ventilator-associated pneumonia, obstetrical adverse events, venous thromboembolism, and peripheral intravenous infiltration and extravasations.
Data From Children's Hospitals' Coalition Show Competing Hospitals Working Together to Improve Patient Safety
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