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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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Goodwin G, Marra E, Ramdin C, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2023;70:90-95.
When the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, access to safe reproductive care was restricted even for patients with wanted or non-viable pregnancies. This study describes trends in early pregnancy-related emergency department visits prior to the court decision and how new restrictions have resulted in physician uncertainty and delays in care in states with abortion bans. The authors recommend physicians be mindful of Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) when caring for pregnant individuals in the emergency department.
Weiner SG, Baker O, Poon SJ, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2017;70:799-808.e1.
This pre–post study examined the effect of a change in emergency department opioid prescribing guidelines in Ohio in 2012. The quantity of opioid prescriptions from emergency departments and the duration of opioid prescriptions declined. The authors attribute these declines to the more stringent prescribing guideline and advocate for spreading such policies to improve opioid safety.
WebM&M Case September 1, 2016
… revealed the patient also took his previous night's dose later than usual, at 10 PM. Consequently, rather than … service. … The Commentary … by Annie Yang, PharmD, and Lewis Nelson, MD … Although all medications carry risk of … (CMS). October 30, 2015. [Available at] 10. Nelson LS, Loh M, Perrone J. Assuring safety of inherently unsafe …
Medwid K, Smith SW, Gang M. Safety Sci. 2015;77:19-24.
The emergency department at New York University Langone Medical Center was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Prior to beginning patient care in the newly constructed emergency department, staff participated in 15 in-situ simulation exercises, which helped identify more than 30 latent patient safety threats and reduce staff dissatisfaction.