A new ECRI Institute report identifies the five key patient safety challenges in ambulatory care, naming diagnostic errors as the most common.
ECRI Institute says its list of "Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2020" can help health systems identify potential danger with certain technologies and take "steps to minimize the likelihood that adverse events will occur."
A recent study attributed over half of adverse events associated with surgical care to cognitive error. The study’s authors identified opportunities to enhance patient safety, including training staff to recognize common mental pitfalls.
Diagnostic error, test follow-up, infection control and physician burnout top ECRI Institute’s 2019 list of “Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations.”