Becker's Healthcare March 15, 2021
Mackenzie Bean

Racial disparities in health and healthcare earned the No. 1 spot on ECRI Institute’s list of the top 10 patient safety concerns for 2021.

ECRI Institute compiled the list based on an analysis of more than 4 million patient safety events collected in the ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization database since 2009, along with expert opinions from a panel of internal and external patient safety leaders.

Eight of the 10 patient safety concerns relate to or have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization said. 

ECRI Institute suggested healthcare providers use this...

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