Hospitals Save More Lives When The Boss Is Watching

March 22, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

According to a study reported on by Beth Mole, Doctors – they’re just like us!

  • The study found that mortality rates at hospitals decreased by 1.5% during weeks that inspectors that accredit hospitals conducted routine inspections.
  • At major teaching hospitals – that have more of a reputation at stake – it was a much starker 5.9% decrease.
  • If the gains at elite hospitals could be annualized for an entire year, that’d mean 3,600 fewer dead patients.
  • There’s no one single reason for the decrease. It seems like people are just more careful and do a better job overall when someone is watching.

Read ArsTechnica’s full report on the study here. Find the study here.