Healthcare DIVE March 15, 2021
Ron Shinkman

Dive Brief:

  • Healthcare safety organization ECRI has named racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare delivery, particularly when it comes to screening and treatments for COVID-19, as the No. 1 patient safety concern for this year.
  • Overall preparedness for pandemic response and supply chain and drug shortage concerns also made the top 10 list.
  • Essentially, the COVID-19 pandemic made the ECRI list because it “threatens patients and staff directly and indirectly and has been a disruptive force in healthcare and in our daily lives,” the organization said. “Beyond that, the pandemic has laid bare some of the most entrenched problems in healthcare.”

Dive Insight:

ECRI’s 2020 list of top patient safety concerns focused on missed and delayed diagnoses and...

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