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Black LM. Am J Nurs. 2011;111:26-35.
Unsafe injection practices at an endoscopy clinic in Nevada led to more than 100 patients being infected with Hepatitis C. This survey found that many Nevada nurses felt unwilling to report safety problems due to fear of retaliation—a sentiment reported by those who worked at the clinic in question. The original incident and this survey provided stimulus for the passage of subsequent whistleblower protection legislation.
Journal Article > Commentary
Hershey TB, Kahn JM. N Engl J Med. 2017;376:2311-2313.
Kliff S, Pinkerton B, Weinberger J, Drozdowska A. Vox. October 23, 2017.
Journal Article > Review
Hospital-acquired infections under pay-for-performance systems: an administrative perspective on management and change.
Vokes RA, Bearman G, Bazzoli GJ. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2018;20:35.
Pay-for-performance strategies have been employed to reduce medical errors and improve care quality. This review examines the impact of financial incentives on occurrence of hospital-acquired infections. The authors suggest hospital administrators partner with clinicians and infection control experts to develop evidence-based policies and guidelines to prevent infections in their organizations.