Hospital Standards for Patient Safety ‘Seldom Supported’ by Strong Evidence: Study

6 months ago
Hospitals’ required patient safety standards may actually be “seldom supported” by high-quality evidence, creating possibilities of wastage in hospital resources and posing risks of adverse patient outcomes, according to a study by Northwestern University. “It is important that these rules really improve patient care and safety,” lead study author Dr. Murad Alam said in the study’s media release. “Our finding is concerning because unhelpful rules can wa...
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