Patient Safety Improving in Hospitals, Home Care, Nursing Homes

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Patient safety in hospital, home health, and nursing home settings is generally improving, according to data compiled in the 2024 Chartbook on Patient Safety (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). The document, compiled by a work group including HRSA and other agencies, determined improvements from 2020-2022 in 16 of 28 measures and no change in 11 measures. 

More specifically, for "Patient Safety: More than half (57%) of patient safety measures were improving overall. The one measure with worsening results was 'Adults who reported a home health provider asking to see all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking when they first started getting home health care.'

  • Healthy Living: Nearly half (47%) of healthy living measures were improving overall.
  • Effectiveness of Care: About 40% of effective treatment measures were improving overall.
  • Care Coordination: About 40% of care coordination measures were improving overall.
  • Affordable Care: No affordable care measures showed improvement overall.
  • Access: Half of access measures were improving overall."

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