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Palmer J. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. May/June 2019.
Organizations must learn from adverse events to prevent similar incidents. Reporting on lessons to be learned from the cascade of failures connected with the preventable death of a patient during an acute asthma attack at the door of a hospital emergency department, this magazine article outlines the importance of effective signage, appropriate security staff placement, and acceptance of the responsibility for failure.
Schulte F, Fry E. Kaiser Health News, Fortune Magazine. March 18, 2019.
Despite years of investment and government support, electronic health records (EHR) continue to face challenges as a patient safety strategy. This news article outlines the unintended consequences of EHR implementation, including patient harm linked to software glitches and user errors, fraudulent behavior (upcoding), interoperability problems, clinician burnout due to poorly designed digital health records, and lack of industry transparency.
Mohr H, Weiss M. Associated Press. November 27, 2018.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. May 9, 2016.
Closed claims have been considered a source for adverse event data for years, and recently such data has been utilized to inform safety improvement work. This newspaper article reviews several organizational efforts that use claims data to determine factors that contribute to failure and strategies to address them, including process redesign and enhanced patient education.
Greenberg P, Ranum D, Siegal D. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. October 2015;12:18-20,22-24.
Carroll AE. New York Times. June 1, 2015.
Reporting on trends associated with medical malpractice, how the same physicians tend to get sued, and reasons patients file claims, this newspaper article discusses better communication and physician behavior change as ways to reduce malpractice risk. The early resolution program at University of Michigan is highlighted as an effective model for improvement.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. June 18, 2014.
Full disclosure programs have shown to be effective mechanisms for early resolution of adverse events. This article reveals one early adopter's experience with full disclosure and provides insights from the architects of the program to guide others in implementing similar strategies and spread success associated with the approach.
Allen M, Pierce O. ProPublica. January 6, 2014.
Eisler P, Hansen B. USA Today. August 20, 2013.
This newspaper article reports on physicians with records of misconduct and how poor oversight for monitoring and discipline allows them to continue practicing medicine.
Sanghavi D. Boston Globe Magazine. January 27, 2013.
Hartocollis A. New York Times. July 28, 2012.
This newspaper article reports on the missteps that contributed to the death of a young woman after she was hospitalized in an incident reminiscent of Libby Zion.
Simons A. Star Tribune. January 4, 2012:1A.
This newspaper article describes how a delay in diagnosis resulted in minimal chance of survival and discusses legal issues surrounding the case.
Woodall A. Oakland Tribune. September 27, 2011.
This newspaper article reports how a medical error, which occurred during a nursing strike, resulted in a patient's death.
Valencia MJ. Boston Globe. March 10, 2011.
This newspaper article reports on a fatal medication error involving an anticoagulant overdose.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 27, 2010.
Reporting how malpractice claims have exposed the frequency of diagnostic errors, this newspaper article discusses steps hospitals and insurance companies are taking to reduce such errors.
Robeznieks A. Modern Physician. September 13, 2010.
Chen PW. New York Times. August 19, 2010.
Grant M. AARP The Magazine. September/October 2010;53:48-51,90-91.
Smith ML, Wolfe WA. Star Tribune. July 22, 2010;News:1B.
This newspaper article reports on a lawsuit regarding a safety incident that led to injury and subsequent death of a patient.
O'Reilly KB. American Medical News. February 1, 2010.
Huff C. Trustee. January 2010.
Cohen E. Empowered Patient. CNN.com. November 13, 2009.
This news story describes an incident of patient misidentification and offers tips to help patients confirm their care during a hospitalization.
Westfall SS, Mascia K. People. October 5, 2009;72:155.
This story discusses an instance of mistakenly implanted embryos and the impact of the error on the two families involved.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. August 25, 2009:D1.
This column shares the experience of hospitals and families whose involvement in open disclosure has resulted in improved care, reduced litigation costs, and patient partnerships.
Donaldson L. BBC News. Feb 26, 2009.
This article explores the importance of apology, its benefits, and some barriers to its expression in health care.
Parents sue over babies' heparin overdoses: infants were given too much heparin at Methodist Hospital.
Higgins W. Indianapolis Star. September 13, 2008;News section:A1
Families whose infants died from or were harmed by heparin overdoses are suing the drug manufacturer and the hospital.
Ornstein C. Los Angeles Times. December 5, 2007:B1.
This article discusses one couple's decision to hold a pharmaceutical company legally accountable for package and label designs they believe contributed to the heparin overdose of their twin infants.
McCarty JF. Plain Dealer. January 16, 2007:A1.
This article reports on an incident of a retained foreign object discovered years after a patient's death, as well as the subsequent lawsuit.
Weiss GG. Med Econ. April 21, 2006;83:50-54.
This article discusses disclosure of adverse events from various perspectives and provides suggestions on apologizing and developing a disclosure policy.
Postman D. The Seattle Times. February 21, 2006:A1.
This article reports on a compromise reached by doctors and lawyers in Washington state. The proposed bill would allow physicians to apologize for mistakes without the apology being used against them in court.
Gawande A. The New Yorker. November 14, 2005;81:63-71.
In this article, Dr. Gawande shares several stories of malpractice lawsuits, giving context to a balanced discussion on problems with the U.S. malpractice system.
Berenson RA. The New Republic. October 10, 2005;233:17-21.
To illustrate the need for malpractice tort reform, transparency, and fair compensation for patients, this article discusses individual stories, such as that of Susan Sheridan, whose son and husband were both injured by medical error, as well as organizational and grassroots efforts, such as the Sorry Works! Coalition.
Rice B. Med Econ. 2005 Jul 8;82:66-69
This article lists ten nonclinical mistakes physicians make when dealing with patients.
USA Today. July 4, 2005.
This editorial supports legislation such as the Fair and Reliable Medical Justice Act, which calls for special courts to evaluate medical malpractice cases.
Hallinan JT. Post-Gazette.com. June 21, 2005.
This article summarizes the history of patient safety improvement in anesthesia and its impact on malpractice claims and costs within that specialty.
Dyer C. BMJ. 2005;330:1228.
This article reports on the National Health Service's plan to handle small claims from medical mistakes without litigation.
Altman LK. New York Times. December 11, 2001;1:1.
This news piece reports on wrong-site and wrong-patient surgery and describes efforts to prevent surgical errors following a Joint Commission sentinel event alert on the topic.