Top 10 patient safety concerns

July 23, 2019

The greatest threats to patient safety. 

Every year since 2009, the ECRI Institute has created a “Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns” list, designed to help healthcare organizations identify and address threats to patient safety. ECRI bases the list on data from, and research requests made to, its patient safety organization, topics reflected in its weekly Healthcare Risk Control Alerts, and voting by a panel of ECRI and non-ECRI Institute experts.In addition, ECRI says, the list “identifies concerns … such as new risks, existing concerns that are changing because of new technology or care delivery models, and persistent issues that need focused attention or pose new opportunities for intervention.” Here is the 2019 list.