March 11, 2024

ECRI lists Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2024

Editor’s Note

ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) every year compiles and unveils a list of the top 10 patient safety concerns affecting the healthcare industry. The report highlights issues what healthcare leaders should focus on within their own organizations and opportunities to address preventable harm.

The 2024 list includes:

  1. Challenges transitioning newly trained clinicians from education into practice
  2. Workarounds with barcode medication administration systems
  3. Barriers to access maternal and perinatal care
  4. Unintended consequences of technology adoption
  5. Decline in physical and emotional well-being of healthcare workers
  6. Complexity of preventing diagnostic error
  7. Providing equitable care for people with physical and intellectual disabilities
  8. Delay in care resulting from drug, supply, and equipment shortages
  9. Misuse of parenteral syringes to administer oral liquid medications
  10. Ongoing challenges with preventing patient falls

Registration is required for download of the report.

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