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Better Hires, Better Outcomes

Title: Identify Healthcare Safety Advocates

The full report Better Hires, Better Outcomes contains findings from 6,086 healthcare assessments, detailing the "Triple Aim-plus" view of candidates—making it easier to identify those most likely to stay and grow with your organization.

Ensuring patient safety not only improves the experience of care, it also drives down per capita costs. In recent years, health systems have made great strides in reducing the occurrence of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). These include various types of preventable infections, as well as diagnostic and medication errors. According to a 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HACs dropped 17 percent from 2010 to 2014, resulting in 87,000 fewer patient deaths and cumulative cost savings of approximately $19.8 billion.

Still, there is room for improvement. Medication errors continue to affect nearly five percent of hospitalized patients. Worse yet, a Massachusetts General Hospital report found that these errors (labeling, incorrect dosage, neglecting to provide treatment, documentation errors, etc.) occur in some form in nearly half of all surgeries.

For these issues to be addressed, integrated care-delivery systems need individuals who will nurture and contribute to a safety culture. DDI’s healthcare assessments help differentiate candidates based on Safety Awareness and Stress Tolerance, in addition to Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills.

Top assessment scorers were twice as likely to Maintain a Safe Work Environment and more than three times as likely to Maintain Low Error Rates.
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