Patient safety has been top-of-mind for me for decades. When I learned of the startling statistics surrounding patient deaths in hospital settings, I knew a change in patient care was imperative.
There is a disparate awareness about the prevalence of communication problems occurring during surgical operations among varying medical professionals.
The opioid epidemic is a major public health concern in the U.S. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 70,630 people died from drug overdoses and 10.1 million people misused opioid prescriptions in 2019 alone.
In the month of October 2018, 25% of Medicare patients experienced harm during their hospital stay – for 43% of these patients, the harm events were preventable.
These last weeks have reminded us of the fragility of peace and safety. It is not that we are unaware of the turbulent lives that many across our world experience in places like Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Syria.