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- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 5
- Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation 7
- Identification Errors 3
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- Medical Complications 3
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- Surgical Complications 3
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Search results for "Newspaper/Magazine Article"
Simmons-Ritchie D. Penn Live. November 15, 2018.
Nursing home patients are vulnerable to preventable harm due to poor safety culture, insufficient staffing levels, lack of regulation enforcement, and misaligned financial incentives. This news investigation reports on how poor practices resulted in resident harm in Pennsylvania nursing homes and discusses strategies for improvement, such as enhancing investigation processes.
Reese SM. Information Week. March 11, 2014.
This article describes how wearable technologies for clinicians can improve workload distribution, information gathering, and staffing decisions to address safety issues, particularly nurse fatigue.
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.
Boodman SG. Kaiser Health News. July 9, 2013.
This news article reports on the clinical, educational, and economic consequences of resident work hour limits.
Fatal PCA adverse events continue to happen...better patient monitoring is essential to prevent harm.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 30, 2013;18:1-3.
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.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2010;7:76-86.
Analyzing reports of diagnostic errors, this article discusses common causes and provides suggestions for physicians and patients to prevent such events.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 14, 2010;15:1-4.
This newsletter article details findings of an ISMP survey on how the economy is affecting patient safety efforts in United States hospitals. Many respondents reported that medication safety initiatives have been scaled back since the economic downturn.
Kuehn BM. JAMA. 2009;301:259-261.
This article summarizes findings of the recent Institute of Medicine report, which advises against resident work shifts of longer than 16 hours without sleep and recommends better supervision of residents to improve patient safety.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. December 4, 2008;13:1-3.
This article discusses work space factors that can affect safe medication delivery, including lighting, interruptions, noise level, and physical space design.
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.
LaRocco M, Brient K. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. March-April 2008;5:22-26.
This article reports on one hospital's efforts to improve blood transfusion safety by implementing new technologies and process improvements.
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.