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Annotated links to patient safety literature, news, and other resources.
The 25 most-viewed-items, updated weekly.
  1. STUDY 
    Unexpected increased mortality after implementation of a commercially sold computerized physician order entry system.
    Han YY, Carcillo JA, Venkataraman ST, et al. Pediatrics. 2005;116:1506-1512.
  2. STUDY
    An analysis of electronic health record–related patient safety concerns.
    Meeks DW, Smith MW, Taylor L, Sittig DF, Scott JM, Singh H. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jun 20; [Epub ahead of print].
  3. BOOK/REPORT 
    Patient Safety and the "Just Culture": A Primer for Health Care Executives.
    Marx D. New York, NY: Columbia University; 2001.
  4. MULTI-USE WEBSITE
    National Patient Safety Goals.
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; 2013.
  5. REVIEW
    Impact of interventions designed to reduce medication administration errors in hospitals: a systematic review.
    Keers RN, Williams SD, Cooke J, Walsh T, Ashcroft DM. Drug Saf. 2014;37:317-332.
  6. NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
    More than 750 hospitals face Medicare crackdown on patient injuries.
    Rau J. Kaiser Health News. June 22, 2014.
  7. STUDY
    Walkrounds in practice: corrupting or enhancing a quality improvement intervention? A qualitative study.
    Martin G, Ozieranski P, Willars J, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:303-310.
  8. STUDY
    A comprehensive obstetric patient safety program reduces liability claims and payments.
    Pettker CM, Thung SF, Lipkind HS, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jun 9; [Epub ahead of print].
  9. STUDY
    Identification and interference of intraoperative distractions and interruptions in operating rooms.
    Antoniadis S, Passauer-Baierl S, Baschnegger H, Weigl M. J Surg Res. 2014;188:21-29.
  10. COMMENTARY
    10 years in, why time out still matters.
    Guglielmi CL, Canacari EG, DuPree ES, et al. AORN J. 2014;99:783-794.
  11. REVIEW
    Discussing harm-causing errors with patients: an ethics primer for plastic surgeons.
    Vercler CJ, Buchman SR, Chung KC. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 May 14; [Epub ahead of print].
  12. STUDY
    Unrealized potential and residual consequences of electronic prescribing on pharmacy workflow in the outpatient pharmacy.
    Nanji KC, Rothschild JM, Boehne JJ, Keohane CA, Ash JS, Poon EG. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21:481-486.
  13. NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
    How mistakes can save lives: one man's mission to revolutionise the NHS.
    Leslie I. New Statesman. June 4, 2014.
  14. COMMENTARY
    Restoring trust in VA health care.
    Kizer KW, Jha AK. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jun 4; [Epub ahead of print].
  15. STUDY
    Stress on the ward: evidence of safety tipping points in hospitals.
    Kuntz L, Mennicken R, Scholtes S. Manage Sci. 2014 May 14; [Epub ahead of print].
  16. COMMENTARY
    A cycle of redemption in a medical error disclosure and apology program.
    Carmack HJ. Qual Health Res. 2014;24:860-869.
  17. BOOK/REPORT
    Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2014 User Comparative Database Report.
    Sorra J, Famolaro T, Yount ND, et al. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2014. Report No. 14-0032-EF.
  18. STUDY
    Quiet please! Drug round tabards: are they effective and accepted? A mixed method study.
    Verweij L, Smeulers M, Maaskant JM, Vermeulen H. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2014 Jun 13; [Epub ahead of print].
  19. COMMENTARY
    The limits of checklists: handoff and narrative thinking.
    Hilligoss B, Moffatt-Bruce SD. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:528-533.
  20. BOOK/REPORT
    Finding and Preventing Patient Safety Incidents.
    Golden, CO: HealthGrades, Inc.; June 9, 2014.
  21. BOOK/REPORT 
    To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System.
    Kohn L, Corrigan J, Donaldson M, eds. Washington, DC: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine. National Academies Press; 1999. ISBN: 9780309068376.
  22. MEASUREMENT TOOL/INDICATOR 
    Patient Safety Culture Surveys.

    Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2014.

  23. STUDY
    Clinical decision support for atypical orders: detection and warning of atypical medication orders submitted to a computerized provider order entry system.
    Woods AD, Mulherin DP, Flynn AJ, Stevenson JG, Zimmerman CR, Chaffee BW. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21:569-573.
  24. STUDY
    Unexpectedly long hospital stays as an indicator of risk of unsafe care: an exploratory study.
    Borghans I, Hekkert KD, den Ouden L, et al. BMJ Open. 2014;4:e004773.
  25. STUDY
    Multifaceted interventions improve adherence to the surgical checklist.
    Putnam LR, Levy SM, Sajid M, et al. Surgery. 2014;156:336-344.
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