Healthcare Quality Care Standards

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Question Description

Select from the following quality topics.

  • Medical Errors
  • Quality and Disparities
  • Patient Safety
  • Quality/Core Measures
  • Value-based Purchasing
  • Pay for Performance (P4P)

Quality Topic Research Summary

Student Name

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Quality Topic

Provide the name of the quality topic chosen.

Quality Topic Description

Provide a detailed description and origins of the quality topic chosen. Indicate in detail who is affected (and how) by this topic (healthcare providers, patients, healthcare organizations, etc.).


Research legislation and/or policies related to the quality topic chosen. Provide a detailed description of the policies/legislation. Describe the scope of the legislation and how it impacts the organization, providers, and patients.


Research Regulatory Agencies that implement policies and enforce legislation related to the quality topic chosen. Discuss in detail at least three (3).


Indicate any upcoming changes, regulations, etc. that will impact the quality topic chosen. What does the future hold for this issue? How should healthcare leaders manage this issue in their organizations?

Tutor Answer

School: Boston College



Healthcare Quality Care Standards
Student’s Name
Institutional Affiliation


Healthcare Quality Care Standards
Student’s Name
Quality Topic
The quality topic selected for this discussion is medical errors.
Topic Description
A medical error refers to an unintended commission or omission or an action that does yield
the considered results, deviation for the procedure of care, utilization of inappropriate plan to
attain an objective, or the failure of organized activity to be accomplished as intended leading
to patient harm (Makary & Daniel, 2016). Worth a note, harm to patient from medical mishap
can happen at the system level or individual level. The classification of errors is widening to
better classify preventable events and factors and various types of medical errors include
“misdiagnosis, unnecessary treatment, deadly procedures and unnecessary tests (laboratory
errors), medication mistakes, never events, uncoordinated care, nosocomial infections, not-soaccidental accidents, missed warning signs, going home-not so fast, and falls”. Medical errors
depict a significant problem to public health and constitute danger to patient safety. Hea...

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