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The Value of Improving Patient Safety in Pennsylvania (courtesy of Shutterstock) 
The Value of Improving Patient Safety in Pennsylvania 
Following analysis of select patient safety measures, the Authority believes Pennsylvania healthcare providers have made substantial, meaningful improvements in these areas. 

 

Analysis of Reported Drug Interactions: A Recipe for Harm to Patients 
Healthcare facilities can help reduce opportunites for drug interactions reaching patients by addressing all areas of the medication-use process and not relying solely on the effectiveness of alerts when orders are entered into electronic health records. 
Data Snapshot: Maternal Serious Events 
The most common maternal Serious Events reported are laceration of the birth canal, postpartum hemorrhage, and bladder laceration. 
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Assess ASF patients to identify any concerns  
Address important topics about preventing patient harm 
Align information with patient's understanding 
Attend to process to prevent wrong-site surgery 
Assess ASF patients to identify any concerns   Address topics about preventing patient harm  Align information with patient's understanding  Attend to process to prevent wrong-site surgery 
 
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