“We are forced to use that metric where I work. My definition of a metric is any number that you can put in a box in a computerized nursing record, and in turn be chewed over by a second layer of bureaucrats, resulting in a another number used to beat physicians over the head.
"If an anesthesiologist fails to record the antibiotic on three occasions at (hospital name deleted for obvious reasons), he/she is required to make a video explaining him(her)self … expressing remorse. I am not making this up.”
And I thought I was being funny when I alluded to the thought police.
Two readers suggested that I should have posted links to the articles mentioned in the original blog. You must be a subscriber to JAMA to read the full text articles. But here are the links to the abstract of the research paper and an excerpt from the editorial.