MHA Keystone Center PSO Failure to Rescue Safe Table
Jan. 13 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET | Virtual
Significant variations in surgical mortality rates exist across U.S. hospitals. A major driver of that variation is failure to rescue (i.e., mortality following a major complication). Failure to rescue is a publicly reported quality measure and one that has eluded most quality improvement programs. This discussion will review over a decade’s worth of investigation into understanding this phenomenon and provide specific interventions aimed at reducing failure to rescue rates.
Amir Ghaferi, MD, MS, associate professor of surgery and business at the University of Michigan, will join the safe table and present on this topic. Dr. Ghaferi has advanced training in health services research, holding a master’s degree in health and healthcare research from U of M. His research focuses on understanding the relationship of organizational systems and design to quality and efficiency, with the ultimate goal of designing interventions to improve care locally, regionally and nationally.
Following Dr. Ghaferi’s presentation, participants will join in a safe table discussion regarding facilities’ experiences with failure to rescue episodes.
Safe tables provide a legally protected environment for MHA Keystone Center PSO members to discuss sensitive topics regarding patient safety.
Registration is limited and honored on a first come, first served basis. This event is available to MHA Keystone Center PSO members only.