The possibility of errors decreases tremendously with standardization. When nurses only have to learn one instrument instead of three for the same task, rooms are arranged the same, supplies stored in a standardized way, and protocols adopted across the organization, you take giant steps forward toward a culture of quality and safety.
Standardization is an area where leaders and administrators have tremendous influence. Standard processes and procedures for complex medical care improve patient outcomes and tremendously increase safety while actually reducing costs. With the help of administrators, clinicians direct the standardization of common and complex processes using evidence-based medicine to ensure the best practices and highest outcomes.