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Journal Article
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Effect of a comprehensive obstetric patient safety program on compensation payments and sentinel events.

Grunebaum A, Chervenak F, Skupski D. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 2011;204:97-105.

Implementing a comprehensive safety program, which included teamwork training, additional staffing and reduction of work hours, electronic medical records, and a dedicated patient safety nurse, was associated with a sharp reduction in malpractice lawsuits and sentinel events at an academic hospital.