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Columbia, SC: Mothers Against Medical Error; 2010.
This directory provides a listing of organizations and individuals dedicated to safe provision of health care.
Healthcare in a land called PeoplePower: nothing about me without me.
Delbanco T, Berwick DM, Boufford JI, et al. Health Expect. 2001;4:144-150.
Improving America's Hospitals: The Joint Commission's Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2013.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; October 2013.
Tennessee Center for Patient Safety.
Johns Hopkins receives $10 million to open patient safety institute.
Cohn M. Baltimore Sun. May 27, 2011:A1.
A Call for Change: The 2011 Commonwealth Fund Survey of Public Views of the U.S. Health System.
Stremikis K, Schoen C, Fryer AK. 2011;6:1492.
Improving America's Hospitals: The Joint Commission's Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2010.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; September 2010.
Announcing 2009 Leapfrog top hospitals.
Washington, DC: Leapfrog Group; December 4, 2009.
To Err Is Human — To Delay Is Deadly.
Jewell K, McGiffert L. Austin, TX: Consumers Union; 2009.
Improving America's Hospitals: The Joint Commission's Report on Quality and Safety 2008.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; November 2008.
New technologies in radiation therapy: ensuring patient safety, radiation safety and regulatory issues in radiation oncology.
Amols HI. Health Phys. 2008;95:658-665.
Framework for a High Performance Health System for the United States.
The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System. New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund; August 2006.
State: nurse error caused death.
Wahlberg D. Wisconsin State Journal. July 22, 2006:A1.
Handwritten-prescription ban puts pharmacists in awkward position as "enforcers."
Ostrom CM. Seattle Times. June 22, 2006:B1.
How safe do patients feel?
Wolosin R, Vercler L, Matthews J. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. November/December 2005;2:40-44.
Maximizing the Use of State Adverse Event Data to Improve Patient Safety.
Rosenthal J, Booth M. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy; 2005.
Accidental deaths, saved lives, and improved quality.
Brennan TA, Gawande A, Thomas E, Studdert D. N Engl J Med. 2005;353:1405-1409.
Medication Safety in Key Action Areas.
Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2019.
So much care it hurts: unneeded scans, therapy, surgery only add to patients' ills.
Szabo L. Kaiser Health News. October 23, 2017.
Infusion medication error reduction by two-person verification: a quality improvement initiative.
Subramanyam R, Mahmoud M, Buck D, Varughese A. Pediatrics. 2016;138:e20154413.
Do work condition interventions affect quality and errors in primary care? Results from the Healthy Work Place Study.
Linzer M, Poplau S, Brown R, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2017;32:56-61.
Nurses say stress interferes with caring for their patients.
Yu A. Health Shots. National Public Radio. April 15, 2016.
Drug shortages forcing hard decisions on rationing treatments.
Fink S. New York Times. January 29, 2016.
How your hospital can make you sick.
Consumer Reports. July 29, 2015.
Popular blood thinner causing deaths, injuries in nursing homes.
Ornstein C. Washington Post. July 12, 2015.
Minimizing medical mistakes: mother's mission to reduce hospital errors.
Takahara D. KDVR. May 19, 2015.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
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