Advisory Board March 17, 2021

ECRI on Monday released its annual list of the 10 biggest patient-safety concerns in 2021. For the first time, racial and ethnic disparities were rated as the health safety issue posing the greatest threat to patients.

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How ECRI made the list

ECRI is a nonprofit organization that studies how to improve patient care by addressing safety concerns across the continuum of care.

For this year’s list of top patient safety concerns, an interdisciplinary team reviewed and assessed topics nominated by ECRI experts to identify the top 10 issues for 2021. Subject matter experts then developed recommendations and tools aimed at addressing these issues.

According to ECRI, many of the...

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