negative patient outcome

negative patient outcome

(1) Any adverse response to a therapeutic intervention.
(2) A hospital management and/or malpractice carrier euphemism for "the patient died", which may be used to indicate the possibility that the adverse outcome was related to an iatrogenic error.
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What alterations will be made to the process for pre-market risk assessment, for the reporting of faults and adverse events during operation, as well as fault analysis and responsibility identification if the adverse event produces a negative patient outcome? Manufacturers need to stay abreast of decisions made within the governing regulatory bodies and use regulatory experts, both internal and external for guidance.
If nurses are traumatised at work, the likelihood of mistakes occurring may increase and result in poor patient care or a negative patient outcome.
Research has shown that variation in processes of care is problematic because it can lead to increased rates of error and potential negative patient outcomes. Establishing protocols for staff to follow around patient prep aligns with best practices to ensure patients receive consistent, high-quality care.
Prescribe 5 days of antibiotic treatment for inpatients with community-acquired pneumonia because it produces the same clinical success rates as longer treatment regimens, but is associated with fewer negative patient outcomes. (1)
Employers continue to offer, and some demand 12-hour shifts, even though the literature indicates negative patient outcomes related to nurses working 12-hour shifts.
In a 2005 survey of more than 5,000 people in more than 150 hospitals, however, a link was found between disruptive behaviors and negative patient outcomes ranging from adverse events to patient mortality (Rosenstein, 2009).
A problematic bleeding situation--involving bleeding that is more than routine and resistant to conventional means of control--is one of the most threatening complications of surgery and a frequent cause of negative patient outcomes, posing significant clinical and economic challenges.
Earlier this month, the multiple fought back against claims of negative patient outcomes from a type of replacement lens it uses (http://bit.ly/1uhTNBY).
This scenario sets the stage for bullying, lateral violence, negative patient outcomes, and increased care errors.
Negative patient outcomes have an impact on all nurses in different ways.
More recently, Duffield and associates (2010) found fewer RNs, increased workload, and unstable nursing unit environments were linked to negative patient outcomes including falls and medication errors on medical-surgical units.
She said that "co-worker aggression has been implicated in significant harm to employees, negative patient outcomes, reduced patient satisfaction, increased staff turnover and lost productivity."