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COMMENTARY
Check the Wristband.
Rosenthal MM. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. July 2003.
COMMENTARY
To Resuscitate or Not?
Wu AW, Pronovost PJ. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. January 2004.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
In a crisis, do-not-revive requests don't always work. 
Parker L. USA Today. December 19, 2006.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Program encourages reporting accidents waiting to happen: the Good Catch Awards.
McCook A. Anesthesiology News. Sept 2011;37:9. 
COMMENTARY
Code Status Confusion.
Lo B, Tulsky JA. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. July 2003.
COMMENTARY
A living will misinterpreted as a DNR order: confusion compromises patient care.
Katsetos AD, Mirarchi FL. J Emerg Med. 2011;40:629-632.
STUDY
Nurses' perspectives on the intersection of safety and informed decision making in maternity care.
Jacobson CH, Zlatnik MG, Kennedy HP, Lyndon A. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2013;42:577-587.
COMMENTARY
Listen to the Family.
Campbell D Jr. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. June 2004.
COMMENTARY
DNR in the OR and Afterwards
Lo B. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. September 2006.
COMMENTARY
Patient safety: honoring advanced directives.
Tice MA. Home Healthc Nurse. 2007;25:79-81.
COMMENTARY
Overriding Considerations.
Holtzman, NA. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. December 2004.
COMMENTARY
No Blood, Please.
Liang BA. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. May 2004.
COMMENTARY
In Conversation with...Dean Schillinger, MD
AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. February/March 2009.
STUDY
Framing family conversation after early diagnosis of iatrogenic injury and incidental findings.
Barrios L, Tsuda S, Derevianko A, et al. Surg Endosc. 2009;23:2535-2542.
COMMENTARY
Is consent required for publication of medical errors?
Weisbaum K, Hyland S, Bernstein M. Healthcare Q. 2005;8:66-69.
STUDY
Risk of mistaken DNR orders.
Rohrer JE, Esler WV, Saeed Q, et al. Support Care Cancer. 2006;14:871-873.
STUDY
Using improvement science methods to increase accuracy of surgical consents.
Mercurio P, Shaffer Ellis A, Schoettker PJ, Stone R, Lenk MA, Ryckman FC. AORN J. 2014;100:42-53.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Hospitals save money, but safety is questioned.
Klein A. The Washington Post. December 11, 2005:A01.
STUDY
Association between hospital-reported Leapfrog Safe Practices scores and inpatient mortality.
Kernisan LP, Lee SJ, Boscardin WJ, Landefeld CS, Dudley RA. JAMA. 2009;301:1341-1348.
BOOK/REPORTclassic
Improving Patient Safety Through Informed Consent for Patients with Limited Health Literacy.
Wu HW, Nishimi RY, Page-Lopez CM, Kizer KW. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2005.
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