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Journal Article
Commentary

Health care serial murder: a patient safety orphan.

Kizer KW, Yorker BC. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2010;36:186-91.

This article defines health care serial murder, examines its epidemiology, and addresses its emergence as a safety concern. The authors explain the difficulties in confirming such instances and recommend strategies to understand and prevent homicide by clinicians.