Even with the best of intentions, mistakes happen at every healthcare organization, and the health of patients can be impacted.
In a survey conducted earlier this year by American Nurse Journal, the official journal of the American Nurses Association, 353 nurse respondents indicated that:
- 56% have had to reschedule a patient procedure in the past year
- 72% said a medical courier delay or error impacts their ability to provide patient care at least once a month
- 65% have had to collect additional specimens/samples for testing
- 20% have had to collect an additional specimen/sample for testing so often that in the past year they’ve done so “more than 5 times” or “too many to count”