Adverse Events in Hospitals

Write a 5 – 6 page ( 1250 4500 words) paper on the following topic.

Support your information using peer-reviewed or scholarly journals.

Follow APA format and write as a Microsoft Word document.

Click on this link to the 016 Report: https://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-06-09-00090.pdf

After reviewing this report, discuss the following questions:

– How does the report define errors, adverse events and preventable adverse events?

– What is the function of the NCC MERP?

– How are adverse events determined?

– What percentage of adverse events has been identified as preventable?

– In what ways can adverse events be reduced?

– Summarize the recommendations of the study.

– How does the principle of learning from errors as a way to improve healthcare quality and patient safety?

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