Process of Care Measures
When it comes to choosing where to receive medical treatment, patient safety should be one of the most important factors considered. At Yale New Haven Hospital, we are committed to delivering the highest quality, safest care possible.
From the emergency room to your physician's office, successful medical care depends on three key factors:
- A prompt and accurate diagnosis
- The most effective known treatment, delivered in a timely manner
- An individualized, comprehensive follow-up plan to monitor and maintain health
Specific patients and conditions require different tests, treatments and interventions. The experience and expertise of healthcare providers, as well as access to the latest, most technology-advanced tools and techniques, all contribute to how effective and safe the care you receive will be.
Patient safety includes everything from working to minimize the spread of infectious diseases (like pneumonia) to administering the right dose of antibiotics at the right time to minimize the risk of infection after surgery.