a framework for hospitals to improve their response to unexpected patient

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2016) states the following:

The CANDOR process toolkit provides a framework for hospitals to improve their response to unexpected patient harm events. Implementation of all elements of the framework is designed to enhance a number of short, and long-term improvements. In the short term, hospitals will develop processes to improve the reporting and monitoring of adverse events and promote better care for patients through candid, caring communication in the wake of an adverse event. In the longer term, hospitals will experience fewer medical liability claims, improved patient safety outcomes, and improved patient satisfaction scores by engaging patients and families throughout the CANDOR process. (“Introduction” section)

In this week’s discussion, address the following in a minimum of 500 words:

  • Describe common medical errors involving patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment, discharge, and follow-up care.
  • Explain how medical errors negatively impact the health care process for patients, caregivers, and health care organizations.
  • Summarize the application and steps in the CANDOR process regarding improved communications and optimal resolution and the possible reduction in malpractice lawsuits.
  • Summarize the principle of medical ethics and the physician-patient relationship.

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