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Sloane T. Hosp Health Networks. October 2013;87:34-38.
This article describes how a health care system applied high-reliability concepts to its quality and patient safety improvement work to reduce hospital-acquired infections.
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.
Human factors and ergonomics and quality improvement science: integrating approaches for safety in healthcare.
Hignett S, Jones EL, Miller D, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24:250-254.
Around the Patient Bed: Human Factors and Safety in Health Care.
Donchin Y, Gopher D, eds. New York, NY: CRC Press; 2013. ISBN: 9781466573628.
Using Lean to improve medication administration safety: in search of the "perfect dose."
Ching JM, Long C, Williams BL, Blackmore CC. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:195-204.
Improving Patient and Worker Safety—Opportunities for Synergy, Collaboration and Innovation.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission; 2012.
How to design hospitals with safety in mind.
Eagle A. Hosp Health Netw. October 14, 2014.
Status of the implementation of the World Health Organization multimodal hand hygiene strategy in United States of America health care facilities.
Allegranzi B, Conway L, Larson E, Pittet D. Am J Infect Control. 2014;42:224-230.
Healthcare personnel attire in non–operating-room settings.
Bearman G, Bryant K, Leekha S, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014;35:107-121.
Tennessee Center for Patient Safety.
Impact of a national multimodal intervention to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infection in the ICU: the Spanish experience.
Palomar M, Alvarez-Lerma F, Riera A, et al. Crit Care Med. 2013;41:2364-2372.
Project BOOST: effectiveness of a multihospital effort to reduce rehospitalization.
Hansen LO, Greenwald JL, Budnitz T, et al. J Hosp Med. 2013;8;421-427.
Does health care role and experience influence perception of safety culture related to preventing infections?
Braun BI, Harris AD, Richards CL, et al. Am J Infect Control. 2013;41:638-641.
A framework for patient safety: a defense nuclear industry-based high-reliability model.
Birnbach DJ, Rosen LF, Williams L, Fitzpatrick M, Lubarsky DA, Menna JD. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:233-240.
As she lay dying: how I fought to stop medical errors from killing my mom.
Welch JR. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012;31:2817-2820.
The best medicine for fixing the modern hospital.
Mitchell R. Kaiser Health News and Fast Company. November 26, 2012.
Identifying hospital organizational strategies to reduce readmissions.
Ahmad FS, Metlay JP, Barg FK, Henderson RR, Werner RM. Am J Med Qual. 2013;28:278-285.
Meeting the Joint Commission's 2013 National Patient Safety Goals.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; September 2012. ISBN: 9781599407555.
Improving patient safety using the sterile cockpit principle during medication administration: a collaborative, unit-based project.
Fore AM, Sculli GL, Albee D, Neily J. J Nurs Manag. 2013;21:106-111.
Toward improving patient safety through voluntary peer-to-peer assessment.
Hudson DW, Holzmueller CG, Pronovost PJ, et al. Am J Med Qual. 2012;27:201-220.
Safer Hospital Care: Strategies for Continuous Innovation.
Raheja D. New York, NY: Productivity Press; 2011. ISBN: 9781439821022.
Impact of a statewide intensive care unit quality improvement initiative on hospital mortality and length of stay: retrospective comparative analysis.
Lipitz-Snyderman A, Steinwachs D, Needham DM, Colantuoni E, Morlock LL, Pronovost PJ. BMJ. 2011;342:d219.
The Patient Safety Initiative at America’s Public Hospitals: The Year One Overview.
Research Brief. Washington, DC: National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems; January 2011.
Bundle interventions used to reduce prescribing and administration errors in hospitalized children: a systematic review.
Bannan DF, Tully MP. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2016;41:246-255.
Sustaining reliability on accountability measures at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Pronovost PJ, Holzmueller CG, Callender T, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016;42:51-62.
The effect of contact precautions on frequency of hospital adverse events.
Croft LD, Liquori M, Ladd J, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015;36:1268-1274.
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