Intensive care unit safety incidents for medical versus surgical patients: a prospective multicenter study.
Sinopoli DJ, Needham DM, Thompson DA, et al. J Crit Care. 2007;22:177-183.
This AHRQ-funded multicenter prospective study used data from a
voluntary reporting system, the Intensive Care Unit Safety Reporting System (ICUSRS), to compare the types and severity of safety problems for medical and surgical ICU patients. Despite differences in the types of patients, the types of errors reported were generally similar between the two groups, with most errors being attributable to training and team system factors (such as communication). Prior studies using data from the ICUSRS have analyzed factors contributing to
medication order entry errors
Burns surgery handover study: trainees' assessment of current practice in the British Isles.
Al-Benna S, Al-Ajam Y, Alzoubaidi D. Burns. 2009;35:509-512.
Iatrogenic events resulting in intensive care admission: frequency, cause, and disclosure to patients and institutions.
Lehmann LS, Puopolo AL, Shaykevich S, Brennan TA. Am J Med. 2005;118:409-413.
Introduction of the medical emergency team (MET) system: a cluster-randomised controlled trial.
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Computerized physician order entry, a factor in medication errors: descriptive analysis of events in the intensive care unit safety reporting system.
Thompson DA, Duling L, Holzmueller CG, et al. J Clin Outcomes Manage. 2005;12:407-412.
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