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Journal Article > Commentary
Silversides A. CMAJ. 2008;179:309-311.
Providing an international context, this article explains the difference between tort-based and no-fault compensatory systems, and describes Canadian efforts to establish a no-fault compensation scheme.
Journal Article > Review
Kurrek MM, Twersky RS. Can J Anaesth. 2010;57:256-272.
This study reviews important issues and aspects of providing safe care in office-based anesthesia practices, a setting the authors suggest will receive increasing regulation in coming years.
Journal Article > Study
Unintentional discontinuation of chronic medications for seniors in nursing homes: evaluation of a national medication reconciliation accreditation requirement using a population-based cohort study.
Stall NM, Fischer HD, Wu CF, et al. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015;94:e899.
This study established that unintentional medication discontinuation upon nursing home admission decreased over time, though this improvement could not be attributed to accreditation requirements for medication reconciliation or any other specific intervention. This study highlights the challenge of attributing safety improvements to specific policy or practice changes.