Perspectives on Safety
Narrow Results Clear All
- Communication Improvement 3
- Culture of Safety 1
Education and Training
- Students 3
- Error Reporting and Analysis 2
- Legal and Policy Approaches 4
- Logistical Approaches 5
- Quality Improvement Strategies 2
- Specialization of Care 1
- Technologic Approaches 2
with commentary by Sumant Ranji, MD, Educating Practitioners in Safety and Quality, 2014
with commentary by Kathlyn E. Fletcher, MD, MA; Darcy A. Reed, MD, MPH, Update on Sleep Deprivation, April 2013
This article discusses evidence surrounding the impact of resident duty hour limits on safety in health care.
The Demise of the Physical Exam, November 2012
A passionate advocate for the importance of the physical exam, Dr. Verghese is a Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and a bestselling author.
Resident Supervision and Patient Safety, February 2012
The founding Dean of Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Dr. Smith has held numerous senior leadership positions within the field of medical education and residency training.
with commentary by C. Jessica Dine, MD, MA; and Jennifer S. Myers, MD, Resident Supervision and Patient Safety, February 2012
This piece discusses how increased supervision influences the educational experience for trainees.
with commentary by Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc, Handoffs and Patient Safety, March 2011
This piece discusses how medical centers can improve handover quality and patient safety.
Medical Education and Patient Safety, February 2010
Thomas J. Nasca, MD, is the executive director and chief executive officer of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Prior to joining the ACGME in 2007, Dr. Nasca, a nephrologist, was dean of Jefferson Medical College and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of Thomas Jefferson University. We asked him to speak with us about the role of the ACGME in patient safety.
with commentary by Arpana R. Vidyarthi, MD; Robert B. Baron, MD, MS, Medical Education and Patient Safety, February 2010
Clear health communication is increasingly recognized as essential for promoting patient safety. Yet according to a recent Joint Commission report, What Did the Doctor Say? Improving Health Literacy to Protect Patient Safety, communication problems among health care providers, patients, and families are common and a leading root cause of adverse outcomes.(1) Addressing health literacy—the capacity of individuals to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions—has become a primary objective for many health systems in order to protect patients from harm.
The Business Case for Improving Safety, May 2009
The Business Case for Improving Safety
with commentary by Leo A. Gordon, MD, Surgical Errors, September 2007
There is a slumbering giantone that carries the potential to transform surgical safetymerely waiting to be awakened and freshened up. I refer to the iconic gathering that so readily evokes the surgical "days of the giants"the traditional surgical morbidity and mortality (M&M) conference.
The Patient's Role in Safety, March 2007
Sorrel King is the mother of Josie King, who died tragically in 2001 at age 18 months because of medical errors during a hospitalization at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has subsequently become one of the nation’s foremost patient advocates for safety, forming an influential foundation (the Josie King Foundation) and partnering with Johns Hopkins to promote the field of patient safety around the world.