A new CRICO-funded study underscores the persistence of medical harm based on a review of patient records in 11 Massachusetts hospitals. With the SafeCare Study, researchers revisit the foundational Harvard Medical Practice Study I and II that used health records to identify adverse events in hospital care more than 30 years ago. Although the results are not directly comparable, due to changes in care delivery and technology, the SafeCare study sheds new light on the current state of patient safety.
Three of the study’s authors, including CRICO’s VP, Patient Safety, Patricia Folcarelli, Ph.D., R.N., talked with Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety’s Patient Safety Beat about their research and how it might inform future safety improvement efforts.
Q&A: Three experts on the SafeCare study and its implications for future patient safety action. Betsy Lehman Center of Patient Safety. March 24, 2023.
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