Patient safety pilot shows improved results

April 30, 2012

Source:  Nursing Times

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Date of publication: March 2012

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  During a pilot of the “NHS Safety Thermometer” it was found that there was a 4.2% increase in older patients who received care that was harm free.  The pilot focussed the occurrences on falls, pressure ulcers, venous thomboembolisms and urinary infections from catheters.  The article also quotes a number of instances where rising care standards were reported on implementation of the pilot.

Length of publication:  1 webpage