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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.

J Nurs Manag. 2020;28(8): i-iv, 1767-2275.

Incomplete nursing care is known to affect care quality and safety. This special issue documents the global problem of missed or rationed nursing care in a variety of settings and countries. Articles featured in this special issue examine systemic issues, explore interventions, and evaluate measurement tools.

Int J Qual Health Care. 2020;32(Supp1):1-105.

Quality and safety are often intertwined in large improvement efforts. This special issue outlies the results of a 5-year examination of 32 hospitals across Australia and its territories. The culture of organizations, assessing that culture from the leadership, patient and clinician perspectives and adopting a “Safety II” approach can impact conditions that affect quality and safety.

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.
Feldman SS, Brazil V, Zengul FD, et al, eds. Health Syst (Basingstoke). 2019;8(3):153-227.
Informatics and simulation are core contributors to the reduction of medical system failures. This special issue examined how these ideas merge to create opportunities for improvement. Care management and adverse incident prevention are two areas of focus explored in the issue.   

Main EK, Fowler JM, Gabbe SG, eds. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2019;62:vii-xii,403-626.

Obstetrics is a high-risk practice that concurrently manages the safety of mothers and newborns. Articles in this special issue discuss how to address burnout and support resilience in obstetrics and gynecology care. Tactics covered include bundles, checklists, and collaboratives.
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.
Polit Q. 2019;90:177-342.
The National Health Service strategy of publishing their inquiries into systematic poor care in the health service is a model of transparency. Articles in this special issue summarize this legacy and the learning that has been realized by the process. The authors discuss high-profile inquiries, quality of the investigations, and the need for the work to result in sustainable change.
Woeltje KF, Olenski LK, Donatelli M, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2019;45:480-486.
The Eisenberg Award honors individuals and organizations who have made important contributions to patient safety and quality improvement. Spotlighting the accomplishments of the 2018 recipients, this special issue includes an interview with Dr. Brent C. James, as well as articles on programs at The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and BJC HealthCare.

Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019;15(6):780-810.

Appropriate deprescribing can reduce the risks associated with polypharmacy, overuse, and accidental overdose. Articles in this special section cover findings from a symposium discussing guidelines for safe discontinuation of medications and research needed to support further understanding of deprescribing practices.
Catchpole K, Bisantz A, Hallbeck S, et al. Applied ergonomics. 2019;78:270-276.
Surgery requires specialized approaches to understand and prevent failure. This special issue features the work of multidisciplinary research teams that explored human factors and ergonomic concerns in the operating room that affect communication between robotic-assisted surgery teams, physical resilience of teams, instrument design and use, and poor implementation of briefings as improvement opportunities.

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.

Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37(11):1723-1908.

The Institute of Medicine report, To Err Is Human, marked the founding of the patient safety field. This special issue of Health Affairs, published 20 years after that report, highlights achievements and progress to date. One implementation study of evidence-based surgical safety checklists demonstrated that leadership involvement, intensive activities, and engagement of frontline staff are all critical to successful adoption of safety practices. Another study demonstrated that communication-and-resolution programs either decreased or did not affect malpractice costs, providing further support for implementing such programs. Experts describe the critical role of human factors engineering in patient safety and outline how to enhance the use of these methods. The concluding editorial by David Bates and Hardeep Singh points to progress in reducing hospital-acquired infections and improving medication safety in acute care settings and highlights remaining gaps in the areas of outpatient care, diagnostic errors, and electronic health record safety. In the related information, the Moore Foundation provides free access to five articles in this special issue.
Dean J, Clarkson J, eds. Future Hosp J. 2018;5:145-187.
The systems approach has long been heralded as a key element to safe patient care. Articles in this special issue explore techniques to engage clinicians and leadership in supporting a systems engineering philosophy to optimize safety improvement efforts.

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.
Frush K, Chamness C, Olson B, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44:389-400.
The Eisenberg Award honors individuals and organizations who have made unique and sustained contributions to patient safety and quality improvement. This special collection of articles provides insights on the work of the 2017 honorees: Dr. Thomas Gallagher; Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety; and LifePoint Health's National Quality Program.

Wung SF, ed. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2018;30:179-310.

Care teams rely on a variety of technologies to support safe practice. This special issue focuses on critical care nursing practice and how human factors affect technology use. Articles cover clinical applications of technology and review the role of technologies in critical thinking, medication delivery, and alarm fatigue.

McDaniel SH, Salas E, eds. Am Psychol. 2018;73:305-600.

Effective teams are core to safe practice in a wide range of work environments. This special issue explores team psychology with an emphasis on high-risk industries such as space exploration, military operations, and health care. Articles cover topics such as the foundations of teamwork, factors that establish effective teams, and how context shapes team development.
Efforts to enhance safety and quality are integrated into daily work in health care, but improvements are not being realized as quickly as desired. This emerging series of articles aims to highlight what elements are necessary to create evidence and experience to support ongoing, transferable, and sustainable progress in health care quality and patient safety.

Massoud MR, Kimble LE, Goldmann D, eds. Int J Qual Health Care. 2018;30(suppl 1):1-41.

Skills in studying, designing, implementing, and measuring improvement initiatives are necessary to ensure broad transfer of innovations. Articles in this special issue offer insights from an international consensus-building session that explored methods of creating actionable information from health care improvement work. In the editorial, the authors suggest that guidance is needed to help investigators to enhance the rigor and transferability of results to support systemwide learning and improvement.