PATIENT SAFETY PRIMERS
The Role of the Patient in Safety
Device-related Complications (8)
Diagnostic Errors (23)
Identification Errors (20)
Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems (61)
Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation (4)
Medication Safety (101)
Medical Complications (29)
Nonsurgical Procedural Complications (5)
Surgical Complications (41)
Psychological and Social Complications (40)
North America (365)
Journal Article (184)
Newspaper/Magazine Article (101)
Press Release/Announcement (2)
Special or Theme Issue (3)
Web Resource (11)
Epidemiology of Errors and Adverse Events (34)
Active Errors (59)
Latent Errors (16)
Near Miss (4)
Approach to Improving Safety
Informed Consent (9)
Health Literacy Improvement (37)
Allied Health Services (1)
Health Care Providers (273)
Health Care Executives and Administrators (206)
Non-Health Care Professionals (85)
Setting of Care
Residential Facilities (2)
Ambulatory Care (65)
Outpatient Surgery (6)
1 - 20
Don't Show Excerpt
Sort by relevance
Sort by significance
Sort by title
Sort by date
Sort by author
Tips for Safer Surgery.
Surgical Care Improvement Project.
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance.
Gawande A. New York, NY: Metropolitan Books; 2007. ISBN: 0805082115.
Ensuring Correct Surgery.
Ann Arbor, MI: VA National Center for Patient Safety; 2006.
Hydraulic Fluid Facts.
Duke University Health System.
Family of woman who died after a medical error joins hospital's safety panel.
Shelton DL. Chicago Tribune. October 7, 2011.
Don't let a hospital make you sick.
Mishori R. Parade Magazine. February 8, 2009.
Sleep deprivation, elective surgical procedures, and informed consent.
Nurok M, Czeisler CA, Lehmann LS. N Engl J Med. 2010;363:2577-2579.
Parents' perceptions of pediatric day surgery risks: unforeseeable complications, or avoidable mistakes?
Sobo EJ. Soc Sci Med. 2005;60:2341-2350.
Having Surgery? What You Need to Know.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2005. AHRQ Publication No. 05(06)-0074.
Surgical site verification: A through Z.
Dunn D. J Perianesth Nurs. 2006;21:317-328.
Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery.
The Joint Commission.
Patient Engagement and Surgical Safety—Tool Development Survey.
World Alliance for Patient Safety, World Health Organization.
The impact of professionalism on safe surgical care.
Whittemore AD. J Vasc Surg. 2007;45:415-419.
Hospital tells of surgery on wrong side.
Smith S. Boston Globe. July 4, 2008;Metro section:1A.
Safety in ASCs: putting patients first.
Dix K. Today's Surgicenter. December 1, 2006.
When doctors say, "We're sorry."
Eisenberg D. Time Magazine. August 15, 2005;166:50.
Diagramming patients' views of root causes of adverse drug events in ambulatory care: an online tool for planning education and research.
Brown M, Frost R, Ko Y, Woosley R. Patient Educ Couns. 2006;62:302-315.
Doctors say patients who lie may put their health at risk.
Johnson CK. USA Today. January 19, 2007.
Do no harm: promoting patient safety.
Ellis K. Surgicenteronline.com [serial online]. May 1, 2006.
Medical misdiagnoses can have fatal consequences.
Olsen D. State Journal-Register. June 26, 2011.
Produced for the
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
team of editors
University of California, San Francisco
with guidance from a prominent
. The AHRQ PSNet site was designed and implemented by Silverchair.
Contact AHRQ PSNet
Terms & Conditions
Freedom of Information Act
The White House
USA.gov: U.S. Government Official Web Portal
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality • 540 Gaither Road Rockville, MD 20850 • Telephone: (301) 427-1364