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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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Gabler E. New York Times. January 31, 2020.

Pharmacists are instrumental to safe medication use in the ambulatory setting. This news story discusses factors in retail pharmacy environment that degrade pharmacists’ ability to safely practice, which include production pressure, required multitasking, and distraction. Strategies highlighted to mitigate the problem that have been inconsistently applied include scheduled breaks and staff supervision limits.

Gabler E. New York Times. May 31, 2019.

Pediatric cardiac surgery is highly technical and risky. This newspaper article reports on a poorly performing pediatric cardiac surgery program, concerns raised by staff, and insufficient response from organizational leadership. Lack of data transparency, insufficient resources, and limited program capabilities to support a complex program contributed to poor outcomes for pediatric patients.
Britt LD, Sachdeva AK, Healy GB, et al. Surgery. 2009;146:398-409.
The Institute of Medicine's 2008 report Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety recommended further changes to housestaff work hours, including reducing shift length and mandating protected sleep time. This position paper from the American College of Surgeons raises the concern that such changes would compromise the education of surgical trainees, resulting in residents lacking the skill and confidence to enter independent practice. The authors argue against further reductions in duty hours, and call for flexibility in the implementation of new regulations in order to preserve trainees' case volume and overall educational experience.