A CME Opportunity?

November 16, 2010 at 6:15 pm Leave a comment

If you work in CME in a hospital setting this study reported in USA Today should give you pause. It’s worth following up on this to see if our profession has a role in changing things in our settings that can result in a shift in these alarming statistics. Are there professional practice gaps in these data that suggest educational interventions in your setting?

Hospital Care Fatal for Some Patients
USA TODAY By Rita Rubin, 11/16/2010

“An estimated 15,000 Medicare patients die each month in part because of care they receive in the hospital says a government study released today.
The study is the first of its kind aimed at understanding “adverse events” in hospitals — essentially, any medical care that causes harm to a patient, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General………”

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A PI CME effort might be the approach called for here with collaboration including Risk Management and Quality Improvement. One way to approach the issue is to use the disciplined, data-based, systematic, repeatable, sustainable tools applied in A3 thinking.

Consider it.

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