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Is Your State Committed to Patient & Quality Safety?

Summary: Quality and Patient Safety is essential in order to improve care and prevent injuries. Find out how your state graded in the recent ACEP EM report card.
Air Date: 1/17/14
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Lynne D. Richardson, MD
Dr. Lynne D. Richardson is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Professor of Health Evidence & Policy, and Vice Chair for Academic, Research and Community Programs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. A native New Yorker, she attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. Life Sciences; B.S. Management) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MD). Dr. Richardson is a practicing board-certified, emergency physician and a nationally recognized health services researcher focused on access to care and healthcare disparities.
Is Your State Committed to Patient & Quality Safety?
The American College of Emergency Physicians recently issued a report card on the State of Emergency Medicine in the U.S. One of the important categories graded was measuring Quality and Patient Safety, which is essential in order to improve care and prevent injuries.

The overall grade was a C. 

New indicators may have affected the overall grade, including, several measures of health equity to look at systems and policies that allow institutions to address racial and ethnic disparities and the quality of care they provide.

Dr. Lynne D. Richardson joins Dr. Leigh to discuss the results and share what steps can be taken to help improve the quality of care.

See which states are falling behind and if your state made the grade at www.emreportcard.org.

You don't have to wait for it to get worse... you can act now. Learn if your state is properly funding EMS, and what you can do to improve the overall quality of patient safety both statewide and across the country.