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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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WebM&M Case May 1, 2003
A woman is given methotrexate prematurely for suspected ectopic pregnancy and ultimately has salpingectomy.
WebM&M Case April 1, 2003
Delirious and coagulopathic patient with subdural hematomas falls out of bed—twice!
WebM&M Case April 1, 2003
Antipsychotic, rather than antihistamine, mistakenly dispensed to woman with bipolar disorder with new urticaria.
WebM&M Case February 1, 2003
A man almost received a medication intended for another patient with the same last name in the same room.
WebM&M Case February 1, 2003
An infusion pump being used for routine sedation in a child undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan flew across the room and hit the MRI magnet, narrowly missing the child.

Smedley BD, Stith AY, Nelson AR, eds and Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC; The National Academies Press: 2003. ISBN 9780309082655.

Patient race and socioeconomic disparities result in biases that affect patient safety. This publication examines strategies to minimize these impacts such as interpreter use, localized care delivery, and improved data collection to better ascertain the true state of the problem and design initiatives to address it.
Schulman KA, Berlin JA, Harless W, et al. N Engl J Med. 2002;340:618-626.
Gender, racial, and ethnic disparities in healthcare can affect patient safety and lead to poor outcomes. This study used actors portraying patients to explore the impact of race and sex on physicians’ decision-making about use of cardiac catheterization for chest pain. Analyses indicate that women and Black patients with chest pain were less likely to be referred for cardiac catheterization compared to white men.
Hoffmann DE, Tarzian AJ. J Law Med Ethics. 2001;29:13-27.
Gender inequities are well-documented in the assessment and treatment of pain. This review summarizes studies on gender differences in experiences and treatment of pain, and assessment of why these differences exist. Findings show there are many reasons for the underappreciation and undertreatment of women’s pain, including cultural expectations for how pain “should” look and attributing women’s pain to emotional or psychological causes.