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Bendix J. Med Econ. November 25, 2019;96(23);10-14.
Implicit biases can compromise decision making due to the effect they can have on heuristics, communication and patient/physician communication. This article shares reasons for these biases and shares tactics to minimize their impacts which include being mindful of biases and a personalized approach to patients.
Quick Safety. November 30, 2015;(18):1-3.
Patient engagement is increasingly recognized as a key strategy to enhance safety in health care. This article describes how failure to communicate effectively with patients can reduce safety and outlines tactics to involve patients and families in care transitions.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. March 28, 2011.
This newspaper article discusses how combining best practices in teamwork, simulation, and communication can improve patient safety during obstetric emergencies.
Meyers S. Trustee. 2006;59:12-4, 21, 1.
The author describes how several hospitals implemented crew resource management programs to improve communication.
Feldman R
In this article, a nurse shares her firsthand account of what it was like to be a surgical patient and the surprising safety and quality shortcomings she encountered during her hospital stay.