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Harm during Hospitalizations for Heart Failure: Adverse Events as a Reliability Measure of Hospital Policies and Procedures

Abstract For more than twenty years, clinical researchers have been publishing data regarding incidence and risk of adverse events (AEs) incurred during hospitalizations. Hospitals have standard operating policies and procedures (SOPP) to protect patients from AE. The AE specifics (rates, SOPP failures, timing and risk factors) during heart failure (HF) hospitalizations are unknown. There were 1,722 patients discharged with a primary diagnosis of HF from an academic hospital between January 2005 and December 2007. Three hundred eighty-one patients experienced 566 AEs, classified into four categories: medication (43.9%), infection (18.9%), patient care (26.3%), or procedural (10.9%). Three distinct analyses were performed: 1) patient's perspectiv... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Huddleston, Jeanne M. (Author) / Fowler, John (Advisor) / Montgomery, Douglas (Advisor) / Gel, Esma (Committee member) / Shunk, Dan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Medicine / Engineering / adverse events / heart failure / hospital / patient safety / reliability
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 145 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Industrial Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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