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Medical errors and adverse events from medical care is one of the leading causes ofdeath around the world. According to the World Health Organization [WHO] (2019),roughly 1 in 10 patients are harmed while receiving medical or hospital care. Roughly50% (inpatient) to 80% (outpatient) of errors are avoidable. Some medical errors canhave no effects. However, some adverse events can have untoward effects, rangingfrom disability (including years lost to disability) to death.PDSA: Plan-Do-Study-Act is a method to assess a change that has been implemented.These 4 steps guides the leaders thought process to break down each task into steps.Once the task is broken down into steps, a leader can evaluate the outcome, makechanges to improve it then test it again. Generally PDSAs usually encompass only 1stop of a large tool, they are brief in timeframe and the sample size is generally small(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2020). A PDSA may be helpfulwhen you are implementing or changing 1 step in a process and piloting in 1 area, for ashort time.

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Better, Patient safety, RCA, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act, PDSA

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