Risk Management and Quaity

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1. What is the purpose of risk management?
The purpose of risk management is to prevent bodily harm or equipment damage without stoping quality care for patients. Having a risk management program will help prove that having a risk management plan reduces injuries. Having risk management policies and ensuring a safe work environment promotes safety for employees and patients. 2. How is it possible to predict medical injuries?

You can’t predict medical injuries 100% but you can base probabilities off of statistics. “Gibson developed a statistical model for predicting medical malpractice claims for individual physicians” (Kavaler, 2003) He studied the percentage of injuries during a certain timeframe and compared male and females along with age group to see where the most risk were occurring or the study of hazards. 3. How does the risk management department evaluate itself?

Risk management is evaluated by the quality of their management. There is a five step process which risk management use to evaluate”1. Identify and analyze the exposures to loss. 2. Examine the feasibility of alternative techniques: for example, risk control to stop losses, risk financing to pay for losses. 3. Select the apparent best technique(s). 4. Implement the chosen technique(s). 5. Monitor and improve the risk management program.” (Kavaler, 2003)

4. Compare and contrast quality management, total quality management, and continuous quality/process improvement. Quality management makes sure that the standard patient care is being met while proving quality patient service. Risk management and infection control are also monitored in quality management to insure the patients receive quality care. Total quality management does not focus on an individual when a problem happens but rather focuses on the system as to why the problem happened. Continuous Quality process improvement focuses on positive process improvements to provide quality care to patients and prevent unnecessary pain. 5....
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