Patient SafetyPatient safety has been a concern for many decades. An estimated 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections occur each year leading to 99000 deaths, (Human dept of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, HHS, June 2009). The nation has reported an increase in the quality and safety of patients due to the use of statistics. Statistical report has shown the need to change some practices that have caused patients’ injuries and even deaths, leading to an increase of national and patient expenditure. One of these includes prolonging the use of urinary catheters. Health care cost of 19.5 billion dollars is due to medical errors, (2008 estimate). Patients safety depends on qualifying measures the reflect the outcome patients experience. Patient outcome is critical and can also be measured by patients’ report e.g statistics from the US National Institute of Health.LeadersThe ability to understand and apply analyzed data is an essential skill as leaders. It is imperativefor leaders to work in partnership and to determine the validity of data and analyze it. This will create a positive outcome for the future of healthcare. The use of evidence-based practice help managers makes effective decision base on research rather than customary practices or learned behaviors from colleagues. Leadership at its best seeks to find the best practice to delegate nursing care. The best practice is derived from evidence-based for patient satisfaction.Statistics have given nursing leadership the quality to envision in subordinates necessary to deliver quality care. Leadership is very important in implementing evidence-based practice, using the nurses they delegate. Nurses are appraised by management using evidence-based
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- Spring '14
- Statistics, Health care provider