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.
Atallah F, Hamm RF, Davidson CM, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022;227:b2-b10.
The reduction of cognitive bias is generating increased interest as a diagnostic error reduction strategy. This statement introduces the concept of cognitive bias and discusses methods to manage the presence of bias in obstetrics such as debiasing training and teamwork.
The COVID pandemic has increased demand and acceptance of remote care modalities. This commentary suggests that home monitoring is a promising telehealth approach and that its application could improve value while enhancing safety for hospital-at-home and other levels of home-based care patients.
This article describes the approaches taken by one health system’s Incident Command Team to prepare for the demand on healthcare resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approaches discussed include administrative restructuring to leverage a team-of-teams approach, changes to departmental and interdisciplinary communication approaches, reorganizing, synchronizing and deploying clinicians across specialties to deliver necessary care, and developing ‘strike teams’ with expertise in intubation and airway management.
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