Omissions of Care and Adverse Events in Post-Acute Care

Angie Szumlinski
|
December 12, 2019
electronic medical record

Omissions of care (OOCs) in nursing homes contribute to nearly 60% of all adverse events experienced by residents. However, researchers and clinicians have yet to develop a concise definition of OOCs with a particular focus on their causes and consequences. Without such a definition, assessing and preventing OOCs in nursing homes to improve resident outcomes is challenging. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as part of its mission to produce evidence that improves healthcare quality, is interested in developing a standard definition of OCOCs in the nursing home setting. As such AHRQ has commissioned a study to develop a comprehensive understanding of research on OOCs in nursing home settings.

I’m sure you will find it interesting and helpful in your daily operations!


Related Posts

Image
Angie Szumlinski
|
May 30, 2024

Alzheimer’s Disease and Agitation

Image
Angie Szumlinski
|
May 21, 2024

Deep Breath!