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This directory of consumer materials helps patients find information on how to support their own safe care.
High-Alert Medication Learning Guides for Consumers.
Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2018.
Adverse Health Events in Minnesota: 15th Annual Public Report.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health; March 2019.
More than half a million heart surgery patients at risk of a dangerous infection.
Sun LH. The Washington Post. October 13, 2016.
Liquid medication errors and dosing tools: a randomized controlled experiment.
Yin HS, Parker RM, Sanders LM, et al. Pediatrics. 2016;138:e20160357.
Patient and family empowerment as agents of ambulatory care safety and quality.
Roter DL, Wolff J, Wu A, Hannawa AF. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26:508-512.
Patients and families as teachers: a mixed methods assessment of a collaborative learning model for medical error disclosure and prevention.
Langer T, Martinez W, Browning DM, Varrin P, Sarnoff Lee B, Bell SK. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25:615-625.
The Ask Me to Explain campaign: a 90-day intervention to promote patient and family involvement in care in a pediatric emergency department.
Tothy AS, Limper HM, Driscoll J, Bittick N, Howell MD. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016;42:281-286.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Snowball in a Blizzard: A Physician's Notes on Uncertainty in Medicine.
Hatch S. New York, NY: Basic Books; 2016. ISBN: 9780465050642.
Patients' and families' perspectives of patient safety at the end of life: a video-reflexive ethnography study.
Collier A, Sorensen R, Iedema R. Int J Qual Health Care. 2016;28:66-73.
2015 Rosenthal Symposium: Protecting Patients: Advances and Future Directions in Patient Safety.
National Academy of Medicine. December 10, 2015; National Academy of Sciences Building, Washington, DC.
Shell ER. Sci Am. 2015;313(5):28-29.
Improving Patient and Family Engagement in US Hospitals.
Health Research and Educational Trust. September 15, 2015.
Hospitals slow to adopt patient apology policies.
Rice S. Modern Healthc. August 15, 2015.
Getting the wrong person's medicine at the pharmacy: easy steps consumers can take to help eliminate these errors.
ISMP Safe Medicine. July/August 2015;13:1-3.
The wisdom of patients and families: ignore it at our peril.
Donaldson LJ. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24:603-604.
Your Medicine, Be Smart, Be Safe.
Patient Guide. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Bethesda, MD: National Council on Patient Information and Education; July 2015. AHRQ Publication No. 11-0049-A.
Provider and patient perceptions of an external medication history function.
Wolver SE, Stultz JS, Aggarwal A, Thacker L, Banas C. J Patient Saf. 2018;14:234-240.
A patient-initiated voluntary online survey of adverse medical events: the perspective of 696 injured patients and families.
Southwick FS, Cranley NM, Hallisy JA. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24:620-629.
Patient and family engagement: a survey of US hospital practices.
Herrin J, Harris KG, Kenward K, Hines S, Joshi MS, Frosch DL. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25:182-189.
Concepts for the development of a customizable checklist for use by patients.
Fernando RJ, Shapiro FE, Rosenberg NM, Bader AM, Urman RD. J Patient Saf. 2019;15:18-23.
Field Guide to Collaborative Care: Implementing the Future of Health Care.
Uhlig P, Raboin WE. Overland Park, KS: Oak Prairie Health Press; 2015. ISBN: 9780991411290.
Patient Safety and Incident Management Toolkit.
Edmonton, AB: Canadian Patient Safety Institute. June 2015.
Overkill: An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?
Gawande A. New Yorker. May 11, 2015.
For Colorado mom, story of daughter's hospital death is key to others' safety.
Daley J. Colorado Public Radio. February 17, 2015.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
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