3 Strategies to Boost Event Reporting

January 11, 2016 Heidi Chodorowicz


Low event reporting rates are a fact. So what can you do?
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reported that event reporting rates in hospitals are as low as 14% of all medical errors that occur. In addition, policies and procedures are rarely changed to prevent future recurrence.

Research has shown that the primary reasons why front-line staff, such as nurses, did not report all adverse drug reactions was because:
  • 21% were not aware of an existing reporting tool
  • 24% did not know how to report
  • 31% did not know the importance of reporting.
chartArrows-(3).pngHow do we boost event reporting?
RL recommends three strategies for increasing event reporting at your organization:
  1. Promoting the event reporting system
  2. Educating end users on how to report
  3. Ensuring the importance of reporting is understood
Ready to start improving? 

Download the ebook Strategies to Boost Event Reporting.

 

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