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The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.

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Leung AA, Denham CR, Gandhi TK, et al. J Patient Saf. 2015;11:89-99.
J Patient Saf … J Patient Saf … Barcode technology has been advocated as a strategy to reduce medication errors . This narrative … implementation of barcode technology systems. … Leung AA, Denham CR, Gandhi TK, et al. A safe practice standard for …
Gupta RT, Sexton B, Milne J, et al. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015;204:105-110.
This pre-post study found improvements in safety culture, as measured by the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire, following the implementation of AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS tools. These findings add to the body of research supporting teamwork training as a way to enhance safety.
Zimlichman E, Henderson D, Tamir O, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173:2039-2046.
Health care–associated infections (HAIs) remain a major contributor to preventable morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients, despite some progress in combating certain infections. This economic analysis combined a systematic review of estimates of costs attributable to HAIs with HAI incidence data to project hospitals' total financial burden caused by these infections in adult inpatients. The authors conclude that the 5 most common HAIs result in an annual cost to the health care system of nearly $10 billion. Since the majority of HAIs are considered preventable, this finding implies that considerable savings could be achieved through more rigorous HAI prevention efforts. Although the study is limited by the heterogeneous methods of determining costs used in the original studies, other studies have shown a relatively strong business case for hospitals to invest in efforts to prevent HAIs.
Sheridan S, Conrad N, King S, et al. J Patient Saf. 2008;4:18-26.
… Journal of Patient Safety … J Patient Saf … This article relates personal experiences of medical errors and offers a powerful message to providers by discussing how disclosure …
Gaca AM, Frush DP, Hohenhaus SM, et al. Radiology. 2007;245:236-44.
This study developed a simulation model in the radiology environment and identified the need for greater resuscitation aids to treat unexpected clinical events. A past AHRQ WebM&M commentary discussed the role of simulation as a method to practice both behavioral and technical skills.
Denham CR. J Patient Saf. 2008;3.
… Journal of Patient Safety … J Patient Saf … The author discusses the psychological impact … several patient safety experts on this topic. He proposes a list of five rights to which caregivers are entitled …
Denham CR, Bagian JP, Daley J, et al. J Patient Saf. 2005;1:154-169.
The authors discuss six barriers to implementing patient safety efforts in hospitals. The article is a companion piece to the plenary session from the 2005 National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Congress.