CDC Releases New Outpatient Safety Checklist

side note: This is valuable news, and I’d recommend any physician who works in an outpatient setting review the guidelines discussed in the article below. The single best way to avoid significant increases in your medical malpractice insurance premiums is to practice effective risk management. It’s been shown time and time again that physicians with strong risk management programs implemented in their practices encounter fewer adverse events and are sued less often than those without such programs in place.
By Bara Vaida
kaiserhealthnews.org

JULY 13TH, 2011, 5:25 PM
Just as airline pilots are required to use safety checklists before taking off, so should medical facilities who are treating people on an outpatient basis, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday.

The CDC issued a new set of safety checklist guidelines to reduce outpatient infections because it has found that multiple facilities aren’t adhering to standard infection prevention practices.

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