A preliminary taxonomy of medical errors in family practice.
Dovey SM, Meyers DS, Phillips RL Jr., et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2002;11:233-238.
Efforts to improve patient safety have focused primarily on hospital-based medicine. Important differences exist between hospital-based care and primary care. The authors examine detailed accounts submitted to medical error reporting systems used by family practitioners with the goal of creating a classification system for errors specific to primary care medicine. The authors developed a taxonomy of errors that includes administrative systems, laboratory and diagnostic imaging processes, medication errors, and knowledge and skill deficits.
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Stopping the error cascade: a report on ameliorators from the ASIPS collaborative.
Parnes B, Fernald D, Quintela J, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2007;16:12-16.
Large-scale deployment of the Global Trigger Tool across a large hospital system: refinements for the characterisation of adverse events to support patient safety learning opportunities.
Good VS, Saldaña M, Gilder R, Nicewander D, Kennerly DA. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20:25-30.
The cost of serious fall-related injuries at three midwestern hospitals.
Wong CA, Recktenwald AJ, Jones ML, Waterman BM, Bollini ML, Dunagan WC. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011;37:81-87.
Chemotherapy medication errors in a pediatric cancer treatment center: prospective characterization of error types and frequency and development of a quality improvement initiative to lower the error rate.
Watts RG, Parsons K. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Mar 20; [Epub ahead of print].
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