Safety Across the Board
The Office of the Inspector General found that 13.5 perent of hospitalized Medicare patients experienced an adverse event during their hospital stay, resulting in prolonged hospitalization, required life-sustaining intervention, caused permanent disability, or resulted in death.
However evidence shows that transparency and data sharing can improve overall patient outcome by creating a sense of urgency, increasing awarness and emphasizing patient centered care.
Develop and implement an All Cause Harm Report that will represent patient harm in facilties in a way that will be transparent to patients and staff.
Hospitals will submit data on harm events montly to WSHA and implement additional strategies as they are developed.