A Study to Develop Critical Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluating Potentially Compensable Events for the Nursing Risk Management Program at Dewitt Army Community Hospital
Final rept. Jul 1988-Jul 1989,
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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The study presents a literature review of the development of risk management programs to include the Army Medical Department and particularly nursing risk management. A study was performed to identify the most critical indicators of potentially compensable events concerned with nursing practice to be incorporated into a risk managementquality assurance screen. Data was gathered from reports of unusual occurrence at DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and experts in the risk management field. The critical indicators are presented in terms of patient outcome indicators and nursing process indicators. An extensive set of risk management and quality assurance definitions are included in the appendix.
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