U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Advancing Excellence in Health Care
Sign up for a Free Account
Weinstock M. Hosp Health Netw. 2007;81:38-40, 42, 44-46.
This article traces the development of a safety culture in a large Illinois health care system and describes its successful use of tactics such as red rules and behavior change to sustain that environment.
Improving heparin safety: a multidisciplinary invited conference.
Peterson C, Ham CW, Vanderveen T. Hosp Pharm. 2008;43:491-497.
The impact of professionalism on safe surgical care.
Whittemore AD. J Vasc Surg. 2007;45:415-419.
Get me out alive.
Feldman R. The Washington Post. May 2, 2006:HE01.
Operating room teamwork among physicians and nurses: teamwork in the eye of the beholder.
Makary MA, Sexton JB, Freischlag JA, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2006;202:746-752.
Surgical ward round quality and impact on variable patient outcomes.
Pucher PH, Aggarwal R, Darzi A. Ann Surg. 2014;259:222-226.
Quality of Anesthesia Care.
Neuman MD, Martinez EA, eds. Anesthesiol Clin. 2011;29:1-178.
A human factors curriculum for surgical clerkship students.
Cahan MA, Larkin AC, Starr S, et al. Arch Surg. 2010;145:1151-1157.
Safe Practices for Better Healthcare—2010 Update.
National Quality Forum. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2010.
Washington State Hospital Association.
Anticoagulant safety practices call for pharmacist supervision.
Scott A. Drug Topics (Health-System Edition). November 10, 2008.
Preparing your hospital for compliance with The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals.
Murdaugh L, Jordin R. Hosp Pharm. 2008;43:728-733.
Video technology to advance safety in the operating room and perioperative environment.
Xiao Y, Schimpff S, Mackenzie C, et al. Surg Innov. 2007;14:52-61.
Doctor uses 'pre-flight' checklist.
Bernhard B. The Orange County Register. April 19, 2006.
Artificial intelligence systems for complex decision-making in acute care medicine: a review.
Lynn LA. Patient Saf Surg. 2019;13:6.
Patient Safety 101
Opportunities to improve informed consent with AHRQ training modules.
Shoemaker SJ, Brach C, Edwards A, Chitavi SO, Thomas R, Wasserman M. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44:343-352.
"No-go considerations" for in situ simulation safety.
Bajaj K, Minors A, Walker K, Meguerdichian M, Patterson M. Simul Healthc. 2018;13:221-224.
Sustaining teamwork behaviors through reinforcement of TeamSTEPPS principles.
Lee SH, Khanuja HS, Blanding RJ, et al. J Patient Saf. 2017 Oct 30; [Epub ahead of print].
Do not let "Depo-" medications be a depot for mistakes.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 24, 2016;21:1-4.
Understanding psychological safety in health care and education organizations: a comparative perspective.
Edmondson AC, Higgins M, Singer S, Weiner J. Res Hum Dev. 2016;13:65-83.
Wrong site surgery: a critical incident analysis of a near miss.
Tichanow S. J Perioper Pract. 2016;26:11-15.
Half-life of a printed handoff document.
Rosenbluth G, Jacolbia R, Milev D, Auerbach AD. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25:324-328.
Aiming higher to enhance professionalism: beyond accreditation and certification.
Chassin MR, Baker DW. JAMA. 2015;313:1795-1796.
Identifying patient safety problems during team rounds: an ethnographic study.
Lamba AR, Linn K, Fletcher KE. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:667-669.
Current challenges and future perspectives for patient safety in surgery.
Stahel PF, Mauffrey C, Butler N. Patient Saf Surg. 2014;8:9.
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.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 427-1364