CASE STUDY: Eliminating Inappropriate Discharge of Patients with Very Abnormal Vital Signs
A Model to a Systematic Approach to Re-evaluation
One of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S. was discharging 19% of patients with very abnormal vital signs from emergency departments across the system. Because such patients have an increased risk for morbidity and mortality, the health system’s exposure to potential medical malpractice claims increased from these medical errors.
In this case study, you'll discover how this organization experienced a:
- 60% reduction in the frequency of ED claims over a 10-year period.
- 22% improvement in patients discharged with a re-evaluation of vital signs.