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Preventing wrong site, procedure, and patient events using a common cause analysis.
Mallett R, Conroy M, Saslaw LZ, Moffatt-Bruce S. Am J Med Qual. 2012;27:21-29.
Incorrect surgical procedures within and outside of the operating room: a follow-up report.
Neily J, Mills PD, Eldridge N, et al. Arch Surg. 2011;146 1235-1239.
Wrong-site and wrong-patient procedures in the Universal Protocol era: analysis of a prospective database of physician self-reported occurrences.
Stahel PF, Sabel AL, Victoroff MS, et al. Arch Surg. 2010;145:978-984.
Incorrect surgical procedures within and outside of the operating room.
Neily J, Mills PD, Eldridge N, et al. Arch Surg. 2009;144:1028-1034.
Wrong-side/wrong-site, wrong-procedure, and wrong-patient adverse events: are they preventable?
Seiden SC, Barach P. Arch Surg. 2006;141:931-939.
Use of an anatomic marking form as an alternative to the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure and Wrong Person Surgery.
Knight N, Aucar J. Am J Surg. 2010;200:803-807.
Patient misidentification in laboratory medicine: a qualitative analysis of 227 root cause analysis reports in the Veterans Health Administration.
Dunn EJ, Moga PJ. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010;134:244-255.
An intervention to decrease patient identification band errors in a children's hospital.
Hain PD, Joers B, Rush M, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:244-247.
Specimen labeling errors in surgical pathology: an 18-month experience.
Layfield LJ, Anderson GM. Am J Clin Pathol. 2010;134:466-470.
Building a Memory: Preventing Harm, Reducing Risks and Improving Patient Safety.
Scobie S, Thomson R. London, England: National Patient Safety Agency; 2005.
Medical errors in orthopaedics. Results of an AAOS member survey.
Wong DA, Herndon JH, Canale ST, et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91:547-557.
The wrong patient.
Chassin MR, Becher EC. Ann Intern Med. 2002;136:826-833.
Urine a Tough Position.
Gandhi TK. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. October 2003.
ISMP medication error report analysis.
Cohen MR. Hosp Pharm. 2005;40:844-847.
The impact of traditional and smart pump infusion technology on nurse medication administration performance in a simulated inpatient unit.
Trbovich PL, Pinkney S, Cafazzo JA, Easty AC. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:430-434.
EMR Entry Error: Not So Benign
Koppel R. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. April 2009.
Matching identifiers in electronic health records: implications for duplicate records and patient safety.
McCoy AB, Wright A, Kahn MG, Shapiro JS, Bernstam EV, Sittig DF. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013;22:219-224.
'Wrong-site' surgical mistakes are rare, preventable.
Stein L. St. Petersburg Times. June 21, 2010.
Wristbands as aids to reduce misidentification: an ethnographically guided task analysis.
Smith AF, Casey K, Wilson J, Fischbacher-Smith D. Int J Qual Health Care. 2011;23:590-599.
To Resuscitate or Not?
Wu AW, Pronovost PJ. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. January 2004.
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