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Never Events :
The list of never events has expanded over time to include adverse events that are unambiguous, serious, and usually preventable...
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Surgical never events in the United States.
Mehtsun WT, Ibrahim AM, Diener-West M, Pronovost PJ, Makary MA. Surgery. 2013;153:465-472.
Using the Targeted Solutions Tool for wrong site surgery: is your organization at risk?
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare; February 13, 2012.
Preventing unintended retained foreign objects.
Sentinel Event Alert. October 17, 2013;(51):1-5.
Adverse Health Events in Minnesota: Tenth Annual Public Report.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health; January 2014.
Prevention of 3 "never events" in the operating room: fires, gossypiboma, and wrong-site surgery.
Zahiri HR, Stromberg J, Skupsky H, et al. Surg Innov. 2011;18:55-60.
Case 34-2010: a 65-year-old woman with an incorrect operation on the left hand.
Ring DC, Herndon JH, Meyer GS. N Engl J Med. 2010;363:1950-1957.
Patient characteristics and the occurrence of never events.
Fry DE, Pine M, Jones BL, Meimban RJ. Arch Surg. 2010;145:148-151.
NY Medicaid ups the ante: by refusing to pay for 14 'never events,' the nation's biggest Medicaid program could propel other states into action.
DerGurahian J. Mod Healthc. June 16, 2008;38:6.
Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare—2011 Update.
Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2011. ISBN: 9780982842188.
Incorrect surgical procedures within and outside of the operating room.
Neily J, Mills PD, Eldridge N, et al. Arch Surg. 2009;144:1028-1034.
To Err Is Human—But Don't Expect to Get Paid For It.
ASQ Quarterly Quality Report. Milwaukee, WI: American Society of Quality; October 2008.
Carpenter D. Hosp Health Netw. November 2007;81:34-38.
More states shred bills for awful medical errors: patients in 23 states will no longer pay for certain mistakes, hospitals say.
Aleccia J. MSNBC News. August 12, 2008.
No pay for "never event" errors becoming standard.
O'Reilly KB. American Medical News. January 7, 2008.
Never Events: Framework 2009/10.
National Patient Safety Agency. London, UK: National Reporting and Learning Service; 2009.
Interventions for reducing wrong-site surgery and invasive procedures.
Mahar P, Wasiak J, Batty L, Fowler S, Cleland H, Gruen RL. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012;9:CD009404.
Never events: Utah hospitals saw nearly 60 serious errors in 2007.
May H. Salt Lake Tribune. August 18, 2008.
Retained surgical items: a problem yet to be solved.
Stawicki SP, Moffatt-Bruce SD, Ahmed HM, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2013;216:15-22.
The $17.1 billion problem: the annual cost of measurable medical errors.
Van Den Bos J, Rustagi K, Gray T, Halford M, Ziemkiewicz E, Shreve J. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011;30:596-603.
Adverse Events in Hospitals: Overview of Key Issues.
Levinson DR. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General; December 2008. Report No. OEI-06-07-00470.
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