March 6, 2018 | Mark Paradies

Is Having the Highest Number of Serious Incidents Good or Bad?

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I read an interesting article about two hospitals in the UK with the highest number of serious incidents.

On the good side, you want people to report serious incidents. Healthcare has a long history of under-reporting serious incidents (sentinel events).

On the good side, administrators say they do a root cause analysis on these incidents.

On the bad side, the hospitals continue to have these incidents. Shouldn’t the root cause analysis FIX the problems and the number of serious incidents be constantly decreasing and becoming less severe?

Maybe they should be applying advanced root cause analysis?

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