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Patients and clinicians may hold implicit gender biases and rate women clinicians more negatively. In this study, adverse event reports written about residents were reviewed to determine if resident gender was associated with different types and frequency of incident reports. The most comment complaint about men physicians involved a medical error, while the most common complaint type about women included a communication-related event. Additionally, women were more frequently identified by name only, without a title such as “doctor”.
Painter LM, Kidwell KM, Kidwell RP, et al. J Patient Saf. 2018;14:87-94.
… and families is considered essential for maintaining a therapeutic relationship and a core tenet of medical professionalism, but less is known … disclosure of serious events to patients. Using data from a single, large health care system, they found that although …
Approximately 8% of rapid response team calls at an academic medical center were for patients who were not hospitalized—primarily patients attending outpatient visits or undergoing outpatient procedures. The majority of these patients subsequently required hospital admission.
Galhotra S, DeVita MA, Simmons RL, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2007;16:260-265.
… Saf Health Care … Qual Saf Health Care … Implementation of a rapid response system (RRS, also known as medical emergency … has not documented the desired effect, as discussed in a recent commentary . This retrospective study, conducted at … not have prevented more arrests. … Galhotra S, DeVita MA, Simmons RL, Dew MA; Members of the Medical Emergency Response …