Root Cause Analysis (RCA) “is a structured method used to analyze serious adverse events” in healthcare. (1) The goal of an RCA is to identify any underlying problems in processes that increase the likelihood of an error with a non-punitive approach. When done effectively, an RCA can:
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Sustainable improvements in patient outcomes are achieved when organizations adopt a patient safety culture that is pervasive in all of their interactions with patients and their families. (1) A 5-year Ascension study published in Modern Healthcare found that implementing patient safety programs resulted in (2):
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Trudi Stafford, PhD, RN, and Clinical Advisor at PHP shares insight on a collaborative approach to risk management amongst patient safety, quality, compliance, clinical, and executive teams.