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Web Resource > Government Resource
United States Department of Defense.
This Web site includes information on several initiatives within the US Military Health System to support its culture of safety and reduce medical error through leadership, transparency, teamwork, and communication.
Journal Article > Commentary
Clancy CM, Tornberg DN. Am J Med Qual. 2007;22:214-217.
The authors discuss the TeamSTEPPS training program—a collaboration of the US Department of Defense and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to enhance patient safety through improved teamwork.
Health Manage Technol. October 2007;28:34-36.
This article outlines the challenges and successes the US Army Medical Department has experienced in its approach to implementing medication reconciliation technology.
Journal Article > Study
Standardized sign-out reduces intern perception of medical errors on the general internal medicine ward.
Salerno SM, Arnett MV, Domanski JP. Teach Learn Med. 2009;21:121-126.
This study describes the development and implementation of a standardized written sign-out sheet that improved the completeness and effectiveness of handoffs between housestaff.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Washington, DC: US Department of Defense, Patient Safety Program.
Alexandria, VA: Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General; February 21, 2014. Report No. DODIG-2014-040.