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This website provides resources exploring patient safety challenges from various perspectives, including feature length articles and measurement tools like the Surgeon Scorecard to support a community focused on driving safety improvement.
Many well-known hospitals fail to score high in Medicare rankings.
Rau J. National Public Radio. July 27, 2016.
Using the web or an app instead of seeing a doctor? Caution is advised.
Frakt A. New York Times. July 11, 2016.
Paralyzed by errors, this Xbox designer is taking on hospital safety.
Aleccia J. Seattle Times. June 18, 2016.
Perceptions of medical errors in cancer care: an analysis of how the news media describe sentinel events.
Li JW, Morway L, Velasquez A, Weingart SN, Stuver SO. J Patient Saf. 2015;11:42–51.
Diagnosis: doubled over in pain.
Sanders L. New York Times Magazine. March 18, 2012.
High-profile investigations into hospital safety problems in England did not prompt patients to switch providers.
Laverty AA, Smith PC, Pape UJ, Mears A, Wachter RM, Millett C. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012;31:593-601.
Dirty surgical tools put patients at risk.
Snyderman N. NBC News. February 22, 2012.
Minor mistakes, deadly results.
Vaida B. The Washingtonian. January 27, 2012.
Analysis of Australian newspaper coverage of medication errors.
Hinchcliff R, Westbrook J, Greenfield D, Baysari M, Moldovan M, Braithwaite J. Int J Qual Health Care. 2012;24:1-8.
Guidelines for Informing the Media After an Adverse Event.
Communication Advisory Committee. Edmonton, AB, Canada: Canadian Patient Safety Institute; 2010. ISBN: 9781926541266
In Conversation with... Charles Ornstein
The Media: An Essential, If Sometimes Arbitrary, Promoter of Patient Safety
Robert M. Wachter, MD
Pediatric medication safety and the media: what does the public see?
Stebbing C, Kaushal R, Bates DW. Pediatrics. 2006;117:1907-1914.
Pushing the profession: how the news media turned patient safety into a priority.
Millenson ML. Qual Saf Health Care. 2002;11:57-63.
Heart Failure: The Decline of a Historic Transplant Program.
Hixenbaugh M, Ornstein C. Houston Chronicle and Propublica.
5 cataract surgeries, 5 people blinded: what went wrong?
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. August 14, 2016.
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.
Pathologists, patients and diagnostic errors—part 1 and part 2.
Miller N. The Pathologist. June 2016(20):18-29; July 2016(21):18-33.
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.
Hospital discharge: it's one of the most dangerous periods for patients.
Rau J. Washington Post. April 29, 2016.
Can social media be used as a hospital quality improvement tool?
Lagu T, Goff SL, Craft B, et al. J Hosp Med. 2016;11:52-55.
Systematic review on the prevalence, frequency and comparative value of adverse events data in social media.
Golder S, Norman G, Loke YK. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2015;80:878-888.
Inside Canada's secret world of medical error: 'There is a lot of lying, there's a lot of cover-up.'
Blackwell T. National Post. January 16, 2015.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
PSNet is produced for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality by a team of editors at the University of California, San Francisco with guidance from a prominent Technical Expert/Advisory Panel. The AHRQ PSNet site was designed and implemented by Silverchair.
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