WPOE

Angie Szumlinski Studies, Training

Wrong-patient order entry (WPOE) represents an important type of error. Although studies indicate that practitioners place more than 99.9% of all orders for the correct patient, the large number of orders placed by practitioners each day suggests that even an error rate of less than 1 in 1000 orders would still lead to approximately 600,000 orders placed for the wrong …

Resource Limitation and Patient Care

Angie Szumlinski Featured, News, Studies

Early reports from frontline clinicians in global epicenters describing extreme shortages and bedside rationing of ventilators and intensive care unit beds prompted a national conversation about how to respond to similar challenges in the United States. Hospitals and health care systems drew on frameworks developed by the Institute of Medicine (OM) and other national organizations to guide care in resource-limited …