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Järvinen TLN, Rickert J, Lee MJ. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013-2022.

This quarterly commentary explores a wide range of subjects associated with patient safety, such as the impact of disruptive behavior on teams, the value of apologies, and safety challenges due to COVID-19. Older materials are available online for free.

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.
APSF Newsletter. October 2017;32:29-56.
Handoff processes are known to carry risks of communication errors. This special issue focuses on transfers involving anesthesia care. Articles review different types of handoffs, characteristics of an effective handoff, challenges of implementing a handoff improvement collaborative, and strategies to reduce distraction in the operating room.
Landrigan CP, Lyons A, Gannon P, et al. FIRST Do No Harm. December 2012;1-8.
This newsletter issue highlights initiatives and tools developed to improve handoff communication in Massachusetts.

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.

Baker GR, ed. Healthc Q. 2010;13(Spec No):1-136.  

This is the fifth in a series of special issues devoted to exploring Canadian patient safety organizational and strategic improvement efforts. The articles highlight work related to topics including critical occurrence review, hand hygiene compliance, and effective handoffs.

Saha S, Fernandez A, eds. J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22(supp2);277-372.

This journal supplement contains articles on how language barriers can affect informed consent as well as the quality and safety of patient care.
Frush KS, Hohenhaus SM eds. Clin Pediatr Emerg Med. 2006;7(4):213-283.
This special issue provides 11 articles on various aspects of ensuring safety in pediatric emergency care, including the use of rapid response teams and family involvement in care.

Healthc Q. 2006;9 Spec No:1-140.

This special issue describes projects and research in Canadian health care that are supporting improvements in patient safety.