Two decades ago, a landmark study by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) highlighted the prevalence of medical errors and called for a national commitment to reduce patient harm. Despite substantial investment by government and private institutions to increase patient safety, progress has been slow and uneven. A new study, published today in the November issue of the journal Health Affairs, sheds light on what more can be done.
In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania researchers call for modernizing the way Medicare pays for training nurses, and highlight a successful new model of cost-effectively training more advanced practice nurses to practice community-based primary care.
In a study published in the June issue of Health Affairs , by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Vanderbilt University and the University of Pittsburgh, investigators found evidence to support an increasing workforce of nurse practitioners in both rural and non-rural primary care practice settings from 2008 to 2016.
Watch Dr. Aiken present CHOPR Research findings “Nurses’ And Patients’ Appraisals Show Patient Safety In Hospitals Remains A Concern” at a recent Health Affairs press briefing in Washington, DC on “Patient Safety.”
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership for an additional four-year term. As a Collaborating Center, Penn Nursing commits to advancing the workplan of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) related to human resource development and the sustainable development goals (SDG’s) during each four-year cycle of work.