TABLE 1

Patients Receiving Care Not Intended for Them Because of Erroneous Chart Orders

Raw Number of Ordering Errors (Orders on Incorrect Patient Chart)Rate per 1000 Adjusted Patient Days
2010120.09
201130.02
% Reduction from 2010 to 201175%77.8%
  • Adjusted Patient Days is a calculated metric that considers both inpatient days and ambulatory encounters to create a standardized measure of overall service volume against which patient ID errors can be assessed.