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Allen LV, Jr. Int J Pharm Compd. 2021;25:131-139; 222-229.

Intravenous admixture compounding is a complex activity that harbors risks for patients and health care staff.  This two-part series reviews the types of errors that compromise the safety of compounding practices, steps in the process where they occur and prevention tactics.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018-2022.

Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is vulnerable to wrong site errors and other challenges present in surgical care. This series of articles highlights key areas of importance for the specialty as they work to enhance patient safety. The 2022 installment covers the role of simulation.

Harolds JA, Harolds LB. Clin Nucl Med. 2015–2021.

This monthly commentary explores a wide range of subjects associated with patient safety, such as infection prevention, surgical quality improvement, and high reliability organizations.

Levett-Jones T, ed. Clin Sim Nurs. 2020;44(1):1-78; 2020;45(1):1-60.

Simulation is a recognized technique to educate and plan to improve care processes and safety. This pair of special issues highlights the use of simulation in nursing and its value in work such as communication enhancement, minority population care, and patient deterioration.   

Miller EA, ed. J Aging Soc Policy. 2020;32(4-5):297-535.

The COVID-19 crisis has disproportionally impacted the lives of older adults, their caregivers, and the communities in which they live. This special issue includes articles examining topics such as the role of policies affecting this patient population, effective communication with older adults and concerns associated with long-term care facilities.    

Auerbach AD, Bates DW, Rao JK, et al, eds. Ann Intern Med. 2020;172(11_Supp):S69-S144.

Research and error reporting are important strategies to uncover problems in health system performance. This special issue highlights vendor transparency and context as important areas of focus to ensure electronic health records (EHR) research and reporting help improve system reliability. The articles cover topics such as a framework for research reporting, design of randomized controlled trials for technology studies, and designing research on patient portal enhancement.

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.
The increasing implementation of health information technology has introduced both benefits and challenges to patient safety. Articles in this series explore the impacts of technology on health care, including whether patient rating sites contribute to hospital supervision, the potential for mobile communication devices to increase clinician distraction, and the design and testing of mobile applications to support care.
Yang AD, Chung JW, Dahlke AR, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2017;224:103-112.
The Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) trial examined residency program response to duty hour rules. This special issue features studies exploring effects of the initial trial including perceptions on the impact of a flexible 80-hour workweek on continuity of care and on physician well-being.
Maharaj R, Stelfox HT. Intensive Care Med. 2016;42:593-601.
This three-part commentary presents differing views on whether rapid response teams (RRTs) improve patient outcomes and recommends that further research is required to determine ideal RRT staffing, factors that contribute to the need for an RRT, and how rapid response affects the safety of hospitalized patients.
Martin GP, Dixon-Woods M. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:706-8.
This editorial introduces a series of seven peer-reviewed commentaries that explore the ethical, sociolegal, academic, and clinical avenues to understanding system failures identified in the Francis inquiry, along with methods to identify gaps in knowledge such as measurement and feedback to drive improvement.
Runciman W, Hibbert P, Thomson R, et al. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2009;21.
This set of articles focuses on the World Alliance for Patient Safety initiative to develop an international taxonomy for patient safety and describes how the terms, concepts, and classifications were chosen.