News

US hospitals have made “major strides” in quality improvement, says government report

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3198 (Published 08 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3198
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Quality improvement initiatives in the United States have led to a substantial reduction in the number of patients being harmed by their hospital care and in the rates of readmission within 30 days of discharge, concludes a new report from the US Department of Health and Human Services.1

The report compared the numbers of adverse drug events, falls, infections, and other “hospital acquired conditions” that harmed patients in 2012 …

View Full Text

Sign in

Log in through your institution

Free trial

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial

Subscribe