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Saltzman W. ABC/WPVI. February 5, 2013.
This news piece highlights patient safety risks in the recovery room, such as insufficient nurse staffing and alarm fatigue.
Surgical error at Tufts prompts widespread changes.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. August 31, 2014.
What a doctor may miss by reaching for the MRI first.
Boodman SG, Kaiser Health News. Washington Post. May 19, 2014.
Is surgery safer at a teaching hospital?
Webster H. US News & World Report. October 27, 2014.
At surgery clinic, rush to save Joan Rivers's life.
Hartocollis A, Goodman JD. New York Times. September 9, 2014.
Mistakes even good doctors make.
Consumer Reports on Health. November 2013;25:6-7.
Thousands of doctors practicing despite errors, misconduct.
Eisler P, Hansen B. USA Today. August 20, 2013.
Doctors perform thousands of unnecessary surgeries.
Eisler P, Hansen B. USA Today. June 20, 2013.
Medical errors are hard for doctors to admit, but it's wise to apologize to patients.
Jain M. Washington Post. May 27, 2013.
Healing the hospital hierarchy.
Brown T. New York Times. March 17, 2013:SR5.
The robot will see you now.
Cohn J. The Atlantic. March 2013.
Difficulty identifying Alzheimer's makes misdiagnosis easy.
Ackerman T. Houston Chronicle. November 23, 2012.
UTMC nurse tossed out kidney, ruined it. National experts say error is rare.
Messina I. Toledo Blade. August 24, 2012.
The short life and lonely death of Sabrina Seelig.
Hartocollis A. New York Times. July 28, 2012.
A simple surgery with harrowing complications.
Miller R. News-Times. July 25, 2012.
The next wave of hospital innovation to make patients safer.
Ghaferi AA, Myers C, Sutcliffe KM, Pronovost PJ. Harv Bus Rev. July/August 2016;94.
Mean girls of the ER: the alarming nurse culture of bullying and hazing.
Robbins A. Good Housekeeping. May 20, 2016.
Rating hospitals by the stars: the feds' latest plan to measure quality is the most controversial.
Rau J. Washington Post. May 17, 2016.
Clues to better health care from old malpractice lawsuits.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. May 9, 2016.
The US has a drug shortage—and people are dying.
Koba M. Fortune. January 6, 2015.
ER doctor discusses role in Ebola patient's initial misdiagnosis.
Dunklin R, Thompson S. Dallas Morning News. December 6, 2014.
California hospitals make hundreds of errors every year, public is unaware.
Stock S, Putnam J, Carroll J, Pham S. NBC Bay Area. November 19, 2014.
Hamilton father misdiagnosed with lung cancer demands answers.
Carville O. The Star. November 14, 2014.
Living with cancer: not talking about medical mistakes.
Gubar S. New York Times. October 30, 2014.
To reduce patient falls, hospitals try alarms, more nurses.
Ryan J. All Things Considered. National Public Radio. October 16, 2013.
Ebola case raises concern about everyday hospital safety.
Rodricks D. Baltimore Sun. October 14, 2014.
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