In May 2017, the Centers for Disease Control ( CDC) released its new guideline “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017,” for surgical site infection (SSI) prevention, the first such update since the turn of the century. Estimated costs of SSIs range from $10,443 to $25,546 per infection, although it can cost more than $90,000 to treat an SSI involving a prosthetic joint implant or an antimicrobial-resistant organism.
What is a Patient Safety Assessment? It analyzes your current patient safety practices and processes to determine how effectively they prevent human errors and detect and correct system vulnerabilities and weaknesses that can lead to events of harm and adverse outcomes.
Based on the findings of a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, mortality rates are lower for patients who are admitted during weeks when TJC surveyors show up unannounced than during other times of the year. What does this mean for hospitals?