Variation in the Rates of Adverse Events between Hospitals and Hospital Departments
MedSun: Newsletter #60, May 2011
In addition to interventions to improve the overall patient safety within a hospital, interventions tailored for specific departments are necessary to reduce their patient safety risks. Monitoring and comparing the performance of hospitals should not be limited to the hospital level, but should be extended to the individual department since there can be significant differences in the rates of preventable AEs between different departments within the same hospital.
PubMed. Variation in the Rates of Adverse Events between Hospitals and Hospital Departments. April 23, 2011.