IHI Questions and Answers

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1) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), how could at least half a million deaths due to surgical error be prevented every year?
Your Answer:b) By implementing systemic changes in operating rooms
Correct Answer:b) By implementing systemic changes in operating rooms
At least half a million deaths per year could be prevented with effective implementation of systemic improvements in operating rooms. Specifically, multiple studies have found implementing the use of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist would significantly reduce surgical morbidity and mortality due to surgical errors.

2) According to Paul Levy, which of the following were factors that led to the wrong-site
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5) Which of the following statements is a reason for improving the US health care system?
Your Answer:c) The US government and citizens alike are struggling to afford the cost of care.
Correct Answer:c) The US government and citizens alike are struggling to afford the cost of care.
The US government and citizens alike are struggling to afford the cost of care. The US has improved its mortality amenable to health care, but it remains high compared to other nations. We’ve seen in this lesson the US has the means to measure health care quality — the results just often are not what one would hope!
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1) Why was it important for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to develop its six aims for health care?
Your Answer:b) So that health care organizations would have a better idea of what they needed to improve
Correct Answer:b) So that health care organizations would have a better idea of what they needed to improve
Just as defining dimensions of good performance helps employees, defining the aims (or dimensions of quality) of health care helped hospitals and other organizations understand what to focus on when improving their care.

2) Which of the IOM aims has this hospital FAILED to meet?
Your Answer:e) Timely
Correct Answer:e) Timely
Michael’s care was not timely. He did not receive

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