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.
Inappropriate care activities can cascade to significantly impact patient safety. This article shares how medication side effects can be misdiagnosed to perpetuate harm in older patients rather than getting to the root of the care concerns.
Fauber J, Chen D. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. August 31, 2020.
Antibiotic overuse is a long-standing safety concern due to the potential global public health impact of the practice in supporting drug-resistant bacteria. This news article discusses the overprescribing of antibiotics in context of viral disease pandemics.
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