The duration of the risk of stay is extended if treatments are longer than expected. Other risks to patient safety may result from patient-specific risk management strategies such as: the risk of severity arises from the fact that patients are at a later stage of the disease. Fund members need more intensive interventions and their treatment requires a higher and more expensive level of care. Risk parameter: the actual cost of health care is higher than the calculated costs due to miscalculations. The reason may be that the quantities or prices have been underestimated. Therefore, potential risks must be assessed and measured against their potential negative effects. On the basis of the risk assessment, an organisation-specific management plan should be developed, implemented and monitored. The development and implementation of health risk management programs is based on extensive ongoing research. Risk managers should be kept informed of relevant information within their organizations, as the results of the research may conflict with assumptions that would otherwise characterize risk management practices. For example, a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine showed that the increase in the number of hours of sleep in teaching hospitals did not allow patient safety. The result of risk management was to ensure that strategies were in place to improve residents` sleep plans and reduce potential risks to patients. Adapting to risk factors: To demonstrate quality, satisfaction and the effects of actual costs, it is necessary to adapt the data to risk factors. Differences between care programs or care contracts in the use of medical care and costs can only be documented after adjustment.
Only then do the effects of risk factors and the care program become apparent. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released research findings that revealed that prolonged use of urinary catheters was the main risk factor for urinary tract infections associated with the catheter. Based on this information, a risk management plan has been implemented, requiring physicians to regularly evaluate the catheter. The end result was a reduction in the risk of patients. Medical quality: medical quality (results) must be improved or, at the very least, maintained by integrated care measures and services. Quality measurement can be done using quality indicators (performance indicators). These indicators can be used for external comparisons, but also for internal quality management. As each organization faces unique challenges, there is no solution for a global business model.