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Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns of 2020

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Nonprofit releases annual report of most prevalent patient safety concerns.

Diagnostic errors and concerns over maternal health are among the top safety concerns for patients, according to annual report. The annual report was complied by ECRI, an independent, nonprofit organization, that focused on safety in the healthcare industry. “Unsafe healthcare delivery harms millions of patients,” said Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD, president and CEO, ECRI, in a press release. “Our annual patient safety report provides a roadmap to help healthcare leaders know what goes wrong and how to prevent harm.”The top 10 list was compiled using a data base containing 3.2 million patient safety events. To download the full report, visit https://www.ecri.org/landing-top-10-patient-safety-concerns-2020 

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