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Rimondini M, Busch IM, eds. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18.

Patient/clinician relationships supported by organizational culture and individual wellness efforts are core to the provision of high-quality care and process improvement engagement. This article collection highlights trainee attitudes about patient safety and how respect and support for enhancing the care experience of both patients and those who care for them are foundational to safe, effective care.

Preckel B, ed. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2021;35(1):1-154.

The field of anesthesiology has realized impressive improvements in safety, yet challenges still exist in its practice. This special issue provides discussions on a variety of concerns that require continued effort, including use of early warning scores, differences associated with sex and gender, and use of incident reporting systems.

Garman AN, McAlearney AS, Harrison MI, et al. Health Care Manag Rev. 2011-2020.

In this continuing series, high-performance work practices are explored and defined through literature review, case analysis, and research. The authors summarize findings and discuss how best practices can influence quality, safety, and efficiency outcomes. Topics covered include speaking up, central line infection prevention, and business case development.
J Patient Saf. 2020;16:s1-s56.
The patient safety evidence base has been growing exponentially for two decades with noted expansion into the non-acute care environment. This special issue highlights eight articles illustrating the range of practices examined in the AHRQ Making Healthcare Safer III report, including rapid response teams and failure to rescue, deprescribing practices and opioid stewardship.   

Nicklin W, Hughes L, eds. Patient Safety. Healthc Q. 2020;22(Sp2):1-128.

Articles in this special issue report on initiatives undertaken by the Canadian National Patient Safety Consortium with a focus on the effect patient partnerships on initiative priority areas including never events, safety culture and homecare safety improvements.
Wears RL, Roberts KH, eds. Safety Sci. 2019;117;458-533.
Resilience is an organizational characteristic that enables individuals and teams to adapt to chaotic conditions and reduce the potential for failure. This special issue explores the intersection between resilience and high reliability in a variety of theoretical and situational contexts such as in maternity care.

Gluck PA, ed. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2019;46:H1-H8, 199-398.

Obstetrics is a high-risk practice that concurrently manages the safety of mothers and newborns. Articles in this special issue explore various facets of health care quality and safety improvement in the care of women and expectant mothers. Topics covered include the patient experience, safety culture, disparities, program implementation, and clinical trends.

GMS J Med Educ. 2019;36:Doc11-Doc22.

Patient safety has been described as an unmet need in physician training. This special issue covers areas of focus for a patient safety curriculum drawn from experience in the German medical education system. Topics covered include human error, blame, and responsibility. Articles also review the epidemiology of common problems such as medication safety, organizational contributors to failure, and diagnostic error.
Simmons-Ritchie D. Penn Live. November 15, 2018.
Nursing home patients are vulnerable to preventable harm due to poor safety culture, insufficient staffing levels, lack of regulation enforcement, and misaligned financial incentives. This news investigation reports on how poor practices resulted in resident harm in Pennsylvania nursing homes and discusses strategies for improvement, such as enhancing investigation processes.

Azar FM, ed. Orthop Clin North Am. 2018;49(4):A1-A8,389-552.

Quality and value have intersecting influence on the safety of health care. Articles in this special issue explore key principles of safe orthopedic care for both adult and pediatric patients. Topics covered include leadership's role in implementing sustainable improvement, postsurgery patient education as a safety tactic, and the impact of surgical volume on safe, high-quality care.
Healthc Pap. 2017;17:1-61.
Patient safety leaders have noted the need to recognize the complexity of health care systems in order to implement and sustain improvements. Articles in this special issue explore how frontline ownership is central to making progress. The issue highlights the importance of a culture of safety—supported by leadership who manage the interface between standardization and customization—to enable staff engagement and solution development.
Waller MJ. Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care. 2015;45:378-81.
Applying principles from other fields, such as aviation and nuclear power, to patient safety efforts can help generate sustainable improvements. Articles in this special issue explore how organizational behaviors, human factors, and resilience engineering can uncover risks and enhance system performance in pediatrics.

J Health Serv Res Policy. 2015;20(suppl 1):S1-S60.

Articles in this special supplement explore research commissioned by National Institute for Health Research in the United Kingdom to address four patient safety research gaps: how organizational culture and context influence evaluations of interventions, organizational boundaries that affect handovers and other aspects of care, the role of the patient in safety improvement, and the economic costs and benefits of safety interventions.

Wagner VD, ed. AORN J. 2014;100:351-456.

Articles in this special issue explore strategies to establish a culture of safety in health care settings, including coaching to improve team briefing and debriefing discussions, a guideline to confirm safe perioperative on-call staffing, and the value of workforce safety to promote high reliability.

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. October 3, 2013;18:1-4. April 24, 2014;19:1-4.

The first article of this series reports the results of a survey investigating disruptive behaviors in health care. The second article explores why behaviors like bullying and intimidation exist and outlines recommendations for organizations to address the problem, including training and communication strategies.
Baker GR, ed. Healthc Q. 2012;15:1-72.
This special issue exploring patient safety in Canada highlights topics such as teamwork, medication reconciliation, and diagnostic error.

Brice JH, Patterson PD, eds. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012;16:1-108.  

This special issue contains articles exploring safety improvement efforts in emergency medical services.
Virtual Mentor. 2011;13(9):587-678.
With a focus on advancing education for physicians and trainees, articles in this special issue explore major patient safety themes such as errors and accountability, disclosure and coping, hand-offs, never events, patient safety organizations, and systems failures in medical practice.