We believe patient safety is paramount, and our record shows it. Below is a chart showing adverse events per 1000 patient days. An adverse event is anything that injures a patient as the result of a medical treatment, as opposed to the patient's medical condition. This category includes patient falls, bed sores and other events.
This graph shows how well we prevent these kinds of events. Lower is better in the graph, and Vanderbilt beats the national average in this metric.