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Joseph A, Quan X, Taylor E, Jelen M. Concord, CA: Center for Health Design; 2012.
This report discusses patient safety issues to consider when designing health care facilities and includes methods to incorporate these concerns into the design process.
Changing our culture: adopting the military aviation safety system.
Kerber CW. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014;6:332-341
Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities.
Dallas, TX: Facilities Guidelines Institute; 2014.
Physical environments that promote safe medication use.
Grissinger M. P T. 2012;37:377-378.
Medication errors: a year in review.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Pharmacy Practice News. October 2011:7-14.
Patient Safety 101
Aviation tools to improve patient safety.
Ross J. J Perianesth Nurs. 2014;29:508-510.
How to design hospitals with safety in mind.
Eagle A. Hosp Health Netw. October 14, 2014.
In redesigned room, hospital patients may feel better already.
Kimmelman M. New York Times. August 21, 2014.
Understanding the Role of Facility Design in the Acquisition and Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections.
Hamilton DK, Stichler JF, eds. Health Environments Res Design J. 2013;7(suppl):1-154.
Around the Patient Bed: Human Factors and Safety in Health Care.
Donchin Y, Gopher D, eds. New York, NY: CRC Press; 2013. ISBN: 9781466573628.
The pursuit of better diagnostic performance: a human factors perspective.
Henriksen K, Brady J. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013;22(supp 2):1-5.
Important change to heparin container labels to clearly state the total drug strength.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; December 6, 2012.
The best medicine for fixing the modern hospital.
Mitchell R. Kaiser Health News and Fast Company. November 26, 2012.
Designing for distractions: a human factors approach to decreasing interruptions at a centralised medication station.
Colligan L, Guerlain S, Steck SE, Hoke TR. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21:939-947.
A multiple-drawer medication layout problem in automated dispensing cabinets.
Pazour JA, Meller RD. Health Care Manag Sci. 2012;15:339-354.
Quest for the ideal: a redesign of the medication use system.
Dang D, Feroli ER, Gill C, et al. J Nurs Care Qual. 2007;22:11-17.
Preventing medication errors in hospitals through a systems approach and technological innovation: a prescription for 2010.
Crane J, Crane FG. Hosp Top. Fall 2006;84:3-8.
Ounce of prevention: to reduce errors, hospitals prescribe innovative designs.
Naik G. The Wall Street Journal. May 8, 2006:A1.
Using simulation to improve systems.
Kearney JA, Deutsch ES. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2017;50:1015-1028.
Deprescribing: a simple method for reducing polypharmacy.
McGrath K, Hajjar ER, Kumar C, Hwang C, Salzman B. J Fam Pract. 2017;66:436-445.
'If no-one stops me, I'll make the mistake again': changing prescribing behaviours through feedback; a Perceptual Control Theory perspective.
Ferguson J, Keyworth C, Tully MP. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2017 Mar 2; [Epub ahead of print].
Applying human-centered design thinking to enhance safety in the OR.
Criscitelli T, Goodwin W. AORN J. 2017;105:408-412.
A concept analysis of systems thinking.
Stalter AM, Phillips JM, Ruggiero JS, et al. Nurs Forum. 2016 Dec 21; [Epub ahead of print].
Safety lessons from the NIH Clinical Center.
Gandhi TK. N Engl J Med. 2016;375:1705-1707.
Hospitals installed more sinks to stop infections. The sinks can make the problem worse.
Branswell H. STAT. October 25, 2016.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
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