Why Safe Care?

FACTS

3RD

Leading Cause of Death...

Medical errors, including medication mistakes, kill more than 250,000 people every year.1

Medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease and cancer.

1.3 Million Injuries a Year

Medication mistakes are the most common medical error. They cause 1.3 million injuries every year.3

The economic impact

Medication errors are estimated to cost $77 billion dollars per year.13

Each hospital’s share of that cost is estimated to be nearly $5.6 million.11

Patient Harm

A Massachusetts General Hospital Study revealed that 50% of all patients undergoing surgery have medication errors or side effects, and ⅓ of those errors lead to patient harm.5

Reduce Errors

The AnesthEZia Saf-T-System is designed to reduce the opportunities for medication errors and their associated costs.

SOURCES
  • Source: 1. Source: National Center for Health Statistics: BMI
  • Source: 3. Source: FDA
  • 5. Study done by the anesthesiology department at Massachusetts General Hospital appeared in Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 annual meeting in San Diego.
  • Source: 11. Pan J, Mays R, Kane-Gill S, et al. Published Costs of Medication Errors Leading to Preventable Adverse Drug Events in US Hospitals. Poster presented at: 20th International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Annual Meeting; May 18-20, 2015; Philadelphia, PA.
  • Source: 13 Matthew C. Grissinger, et al., "The Role of Managed Care Pharmacy in Reducing Medication Errors," Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy 9, no. 1 (2003): 62-65.
  • Source: 12. New England Journal of Medicine, 2011 Aug 18; 365(7): 629–636. Malpractice Risk According to Physician Specialty Anupam B. Jena, M.D., Ph.D., Seth Seabury, Ph.D., Darius Lakdawalla, Ph.D., and Amitabh Chandra, Ph.D.

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

  • Evaluation of Perioperative Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events

  • APSF Hosts Medication Safety Conference

  • Sweeping it Under the Rug: Why Medication Safety Efforts Have Failed to Improve Care and Reduce Patient Harm

  • Anesthesia Medication Handling Needs a New Vision

  • Medication safety in the operating room: literature and expert-based recommendations

  • Factors Contributing to Perioperative Medication Errors: A Systematic Literature Review

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THE SOLUTION

The AnesthEZia Saf-T-System unites all sides of the hospital

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