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Health Policy News Briefing: Cost & Quality

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Cost and Quality:
A new study suggests that a structured communication intervention involving families, physicians, and nurses on pediatric units can reduce the rate of harmful medical errors and improve family experience and communication processes. Researchers studied the intervention across seven North American hospitals and found that it was associated with a 38% reduction in harmful errors (preventable medical errors), increased family and nurse engagement, and did not change the duration of rounds or trainee teaching significantly.