This article provides an overview of patient safety issues in audiology such as diagnostic error and incomplete documentation. The author reviews steps individual clinicians can take to respond to errors and malpractice claims.
Reporting on how misinterpretation of advance directives and living wills can detract from patient safety, this news article reveals insights from a physician who developed a checklist poster to provide decision support for clinicians and recommends standardization of the forms to reduce risks.
Sower VE; Duffy JA; Kohers G; ASQ; American Society for Quality.
This article describes the application of Formula One pit stop techniques to improving hand-off systems within a health care setting in the context of one British hospital's research on teamwork in Formula One pit crews.
This article reports on the investigation following the death of New York Times reporter David E. Rosenbaum. The investigation uncovered a range of failures in emergency care and is described in a report available via the link below.
This article reviews the importance of medication reconciliation, discusses the difficulties of building the process into patient care, and shares stories from hospitals that have successfully implemented programs.
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