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- Culture of Safety 1
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- Error Reporting and Analysis 3
- Human Factors Engineering 2
- Legal and Policy Approaches 3
- Logistical Approaches
- Quality Improvement Strategies 4
- Specialization of Care 3
- Technologic Approaches 3
- Alert fatigue 1
- Diagnostic Errors 2
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 6
- Failure to rescue 1
- Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation 6
- Identification Errors 2
- Medical Complications 2
- Medication Safety 3
- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications 1
- Surgical Complications 3
- Transfusion Complications 1
Search results for "Newspaper/Magazine Article"
Ross C. STAT. May 13, 2019.
Nuisance alarms, interruptions, and insufficient staff availability can hinder effective monitoring and response to acute patient deterioration. This news article reports on how hospital logistics centers are working toward utilizing artificial intelligence to improve clinician response to alarms by proactively identifying hospitalized patients at the highest risk for heart failure to trigger emergency response teams when their condition rapidly declines.
Hurt J. Med Econ. April 26, 2017.
Khullar D. New York Times. February 22, 2017.
Implementing design changes in care environments can improve patient safety. This newspaper article reports on how efforts to address hospital design concerns can augment infection control, patient-centeredness, fall prevention, and noise reduction. A past PSNet perspective discussed physical space redesign as a patient safety strategy.
Gunderman R, Lynch J, Harrell H. The Atlantic. September 3, 2013.
This magazine article reports on the unique tension between efficiency mandates and patient-centered care through the example of a cancer patient whose suicidal thoughts might have been missed if not for a curious medical student delving further into the patient's medication concerns during a routine follow-up appointment.
Rosenbaum L. The New Yorker: Elements. August 20, 2013.
This magazine article relates the risks and benefits associated with the 2003 resident work hour limits.
Chen PW. New York Times. April 18, 2013.
Sanghavi D. New York Times Magazine. August 5, 2011.
This news article discusses the problem of fatigue in resident physicians and the fragmented systems of care that contribute to error.
Hamill SD. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 10, 2011:A6.
This newspaper article reports how a missed test result alert led to a disease-free transplant patient being infected with hepatitis.
Olsen D. State Journal-Register. June 26, 2011.
This newspaper article discusses a case of diagnostic error, explores the complexity of the diagnostic process, and provides tips to help patients avoid such errors.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. June 7, 2011:E7.
This newspaper article discusses how nocturnists—physicians who work overnight in the hospital—may improve patient safety.
Payne JW. US News & World Report. May 3, 2010.
This piece offers medication safety advice for parents caring for children with chronic illness.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. September 7, 2008;Metro section:1A.
This article reports on violations of ACGME work hour restrictions in some Boston hospitals. Approximately 9% of all training programs in the United States have been cited for such violations in the past year.
Herper M, Lindner M. Forbes. August 25, 2008.
This article discusses common medical complications and care failures, and provides an annotated picture gallery of several hospital complications and how they can be prevented.
May H. Salt Lake Tribune. August 18, 2008.
This article examines 2007 state health data on never events in the context of a label-related medical error that resulted in a recent death.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. May 28, 2008:D1.
This article reports how hospitals are aiming to boost the safety of care delivered on nights and weekends by employing "nocturnists" (a hospitalist subspecialty)—physicians who work only the night shift.
Vesely R. Inside Bay Area. December 28, 2006.
This article describes a variety of quality and safety problems in the labor and delivery ward at a large public hospital.
Lerner BH. The Washington Post. November 28, 2006:HE01.
The author reviews the legacy of Libby Zion and how her untimely death raised awareness of the impact that resident duty hours and fatigue could have on patient care and quality.
Scathing report on Kaiser kidney program. Transplant delays assailed -- Medicare threatens to end coverage.
Russell S. San Francisco Chronicle. June 24, 2006.
This article reports on a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services report that details deficiencies in Kaiser's kidney transplant program.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition). June 14, 2006:D1. [Reprinted on Post-gazette.com].
This article reports on a laboratory mix-up resulting in misdiagnosis and unneeded surgery and discusses the problem of laboratory errors.
Stires D. Fortune Magazine. May 15, 2006:130-132, 134, 136.
This article reports on the U.S. Veterans Health Administration's successful adoption of health information technology and how it has improved care.