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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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Rubin R. JAMA. 2019;321:2059-2062.
Patients with chronic pain can experience unintended consequences related to prescription limitation policies implemented to address the opioid epidemic. This commentary offers insights from primary care providers and regulators regarding the difficulty of managing opioid prescriptions to limit misuse while effectively treating pain.
Rubin R. JAMA. 2019;321:925-927.
Patients with obesity are vulnerable to various safety challenges associated with equipment limitations and physiologic complexity. This commentary discusses how weight bias can influence clinician interaction with this patient population and affect health care safety. The author calls for raising awareness of the consequences of this bias and suggests clinician training and organizational efforts to counteract such behavior. A past WebM&M commentary examined a case of delayed diagnosis in a patient with obesity.