Incomplete or delayed test result communication is a known factor in diagnostic error. This article shares recommendations to enhance handoffs and information sharing amongst care teams and with patients.
Nursing home patients are vulnerable to preventable harm due to poor safety culture, insufficient staffing levels, lack of regulation enforcement, and misaligned financial incentives. This news investigation reports on how poor practices resulted in resident harm in Pennsylvania nursing homes and discusses strategies for improvement, such as enhancing investigation processes.
This article reports how hospitals are aiming to boost the safety of care delivered on nights and weekends by employing "nocturnists" (a hospitalist subspecialty)—physicians who work only the night shift.
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