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The PSNet Collection: All Content

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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Boodman SG. Washington Post. March 26, 2018.
Although providing patients with access to physician notes and test results supports transparency and patient engagement, it can also introduce certain challenges. This newspaper article reports on unintended psychological stresses associated with direct patient access to test results without appropriate contextual information. Improvement strategies include use of graphics, timely patient-centered communication, and scheduling appointments to discuss results. A PSNet perspective explored how patient-facing technologies can empower patients and improve safety.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. December 9, 2017.
The prevalence of polypharmacy among older patients represents an important concern for health care safety, as unneeded medications can contribute to patient harm. This newspaper article reports on several strategies to reduce inappropriate medication use in older patients, including desprescribing and brown bag medication review.
Boodman SG. Kaiser Health News. March 15, 2017.
This news article reports on two incidents involving medical errors—one demonstrating the traditional shroud of secrecy and the other building on transparency and open disclosure—to illustrate the value of honest apology, discussion, and resolution of medical error for clinicians, patients, and families.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. June 21, 2011:E1.
This newspaper article reports on a case of wrong-site surgery and explores initiatives to prevent such errors, including the Universal Protocol and Partnership for Patients program.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. June 7, 2011:E7.
This newspaper article discusses how nocturnists—physicians who work overnight in the hospital—may improve patient safety.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. February 20, 2007.
This article discusses problems associated with low health literacy and several efforts to address the issue.