More Proof that Hospitals Need to Improve Root Cause Analysis
What would you think if your hospital received a “D” in a Leapfrog hospital rating? THIS ARTICLE points out three hospitals in the Atlanta area that received the worst Leapfrog scores.
My response would be that they need better root cause analysis. With advanced root cause analysis they would be finding the causes of infections, treatable complications, unnecessary blood clots, collapsed lungs, air or gas bubbles in the blood, and other preventable errors.
Effective root cause analysis is the basis for an effective performance improvement program. Without effective root cause analysis, a hospital is doomed to repeat their errors because they are guessing at solutions.
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