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Error tracking in a clinical biochemistry laboratory.
Szecsi PB, Ødum L. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2009;47:1253-1257.
Wrong-site sinus surgery in otolaryngology.
Shah RK, Nussenbaum B, Kienstra M, et al. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010;143:37-41.
Nature, causes and consequences of unintended events in surgical units.
van Wagtendonk I, Smits M, Merten H, Heetveld MJ, Wagner C. Br J Surg. 2010;97:1730-1740.
Characteristics of medication errors and adverse drug events in hospitals participating in the California Pediatric Patient Safety Initiative.
Takata GS, Taketomo CK, Waite S; for the California Pediatric Patient Safety Initiative. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008;65:2036-2044.
Identifying causes of adverse events detected by an automated trigger tool through in-depth analysis.
Muething SE, Conway PH, Kloppenborg E, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:435-439.
The incidence and nature of prescribing and medication administration errors in paediatric inpatients.
Ghaleb MA, Barber N, Franklin BD, Wong ICK. Arch Dis Child. 2010;95:113-118.
Accuracy of medication documentation in hospital discharge summaries: a retrospective analysis of medication transcription errors in manual and electronic discharge summaries.
Callen J, McIntosh J, Li J. Int J Med Inform. 2010;79:58-64.
The impact of clinically undiagnosed injuries on survival estimates.
Gedeborg R, Thiblin I, Byberg L, Wernroth L, Michaëlsson K. Crit Care Med. 2009;37:449-455.
Medication errors with electronic prescribing (eP): two views of the same picture.
Savage I, Cornford T, Klecun E, Barber N, Clifford S, Franklin BD. BMC Health Serv Res. 2010;10:135.
Evaluation of the role of the critical care pharmacist in identifying and avoiding or minimizing significant drug–drug interactions in medical intensive care patients.
Rivkin A, Yin H. J Crit Care. 2011;26:104.e1-104.e6.
Consistency between coded poison center data and fatality abstract narratives for therapeutic error deaths in older adults.
Hayes BD, Klein-Schwartz W. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2010;48:68-71.
Errors and omissions in hospital prescriptions: a survey of prescription writing in a hospital.
Calligaris L, Panzera A, Arnoldo L, et al. BMC Clin Pharmacol. 2009;9:9.
Crossing the Line.
Feldman JP, Gould MK. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. March 2004.
Patient record review of the incidence, consequences, and causes of diagnostic adverse events.
Zwaan L, de Bruijne M, Wagner C, et al. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170:1015-1021.
Medication assessments by care managers reveal potential safety issues in homebound older adults.
Golden AG, Qiu D, Roos BA. Ann Pharmacother. 2011;45:492-498.
Medical errors recovered by critical care nurses.
Dykes PC, Rothschild JM, Hurley AC. J Nurs Adm. 2010;40:241-246.
Patterson ES. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. November 2008.
Safety on an inpatient pediatric otolaryngology service: many small errors, few adverse events.
Shah RK, Lander L, Forbes P, Jenkins K, Healy GB, Roberson DW. Laryngoscope. 2009;119:871-879.
Comparison of the clinical diagnosis and subsequent autopsy findings in medical malpractice.
Pakis I, Polat O, Yayci N, Karapirli M. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2010;31:218-221.
Do Not Disturb!
Duffy FD, Cassel CK. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. October 2007.
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