Communication Breakdowns in Hospitals Undercut the Effectiveness of Safety Tools and Negatively Impact Patient Outcomes

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 15:31 in Health & Medicine

Poor communications continue to undermine efforts to prevent avoidable medical errors. The "Silent Treatment" study by AACN, AORN and VitalSmarts focuses on known risks that are left undiscussed -- dangerous shortcuts, incompetence and disrespect.

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