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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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Lauffenburger JC, Coll MD, Kim E, et al. Med Educ. 2022;56:1032-1041.
Medication errors can be common among medical trainees. Using semi-structured qualitative interviews, this study identified factors influencing suboptimal prescribing by medical residents during overnight coverage, including time pressures, perceived pressure and fear of judgement, clinical acuity, and communication issues between care team members.
Neuman MD, Bateman BT, Wunsch H. Lancet. 2019;393:1547-1557.
The overprescribing of opioids for postsurgery pain can increase the potential for opioid dependence, misuse, and harm. Discussing this worldwide patient safety concern, this commentary summarizes clinician, patient, and systemic factors that contribute to the problem and outlines efforts to address the issue while enabling clinicians to provide safe pain therapy to patients.
Cauley CE, Anderson G, Haynes AB, et al. Ann Surg. 2017;265:702-708.
… of surgery … Ann Surg … The large surge in opioid use is a serious patient safety problem. This retrospective study … opioid overdose increased over time. Patients with a substance abuse history were more likely to experience a postoperative opioid overdose, but hospital characteristics …
Baker JA, Avorn J, Levin R, et al. JAMA. 2016;315:1653-4.
Given increasing rates of overdose related to opioids, providers' prescribing behavior has come under greater scrutiny. Researchers examined opioid prescribing by dentists after surgical tooth extraction for a cohort of Medicaid patients and found significant variation in the amount of medication prescribed. They suggest that dental care should be one of the areas that is considered when implementing programs to decrease opioid use.
Kesselheim AS, Franklin JM, Avorn J, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013;22:727-34.
This study found that safety information provided with common prescription medications varies widely across different countries. For instance, medication documents in Canada reported approximately 50% more adverse drug reactions than comparable records in the United States.