According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report there were 65.9 million visits to physician offices and five million emergency department visits in 2014 with mental disorders as the primary diagnosis. These data may not come as a surprise since reports from the CDC also indicate an increase in the numbers of adults who report having experienced serious psychological distress.
Preventing severe morbidity and/or mortality from uncontrolled hemorrhage is a concern for a wide variety of patient populations. Among trauma patients, the American College of Surgeons reports that hemorrhage is the most common cause of death within the first hour of arrival at a trauma center.
The reporting requirements leave it up to the hospital as to what
they wish to report. We recommend members submit all types of
events, from near misses to severe harm. If a member hospital
chooses to report solely medication errors, “Medications” is
the only event category protected under PSWP. If a surveyor or
external legal counsel wishes to view a surgical event from that
hospital, it is not protected by PSWP privilege.
As we start this new year of change and challenge, our commitment to innovation and excellence has never been stronger. We have unprecedented opportunities to improve the health, safety, and clinical outcomes for Californians and beyond.
Quality and Patient safety positions at your organization may be
listed on the
CHPSO Job Board. If you are a member of CHPSO, the California
Hospital Association or key partner of the Hospital Quality
Institute and would like to list your opportunities on this page,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.