When an adverse event (e.g., wrong-site surgery or avoidable death) occurs in a health care organization, it can be complex and intense. The media, regulatory agencies, and even government involvement will likely occur.
For this assignment, discuss the following:
- Why might health care organizations and staff members be reluctant to report adverse events?
- Explain the financial and nonfinancial implications that a major adverse event may have on a health care organization.
- What can organizational leadership do to improve the reporting of adverse events