Azar FM, ed. Orthop Clin North Am. 2018;49(4):A1-A8,389-552.
Quality and value have intersecting influence on the safety of health care. Articles in this special issue explore key principles of safe orthopedic care for both adult and pediatric patients. Topics covered include leadership's role in implementing sustainable improvement, postsurgery patient education as a safety tactic, and the impact of surgical volume on safe, high-quality care.
Mansouri M, Aran S, Harvey HB, et al. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2016;43:998-1007.
This analysis of incident reports related to magnetic resonance imaging found that, similar to other settings, incident reports are infrequent, and most do not result in patient harm. Common reasons for reports were associated with test orders, adverse drug reactions, and safety of intravenous medication administration. Given known under-reporting in voluntary reporting systems, future work should incorporate other safety hazard detection methods.
Gilk T, Latino RJ. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. November/December 2011;8:22-23,26-29.
Describing a case of accidental patient death in an MRI suite, this article reviews a root cause analysis of the event and notes that no regulatory efforts have been implemented to improve MRI safety in the 10 years following the incident.
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