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Palmer J. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. May/June 2019.
Organizations must learn from adverse events to prevent similar incidents. Reporting on lessons to be learned from the cascade of failures connected with the preventable death of a patient during an acute asthma attack at the door of a hospital emergency department, this magazine article outlines the importance of effective signage, appropriate security staff placement, and acceptance of the responsibility for failure.
Schulte F, Fry E. Kaiser Health News, Fortune Magazine. March 18, 2019.
Despite years of investment and government support, electronic health records (EHR) continue to face challenges as a patient safety strategy. This news article outlines the unintended consequences of EHR implementation, including patient harm linked to software glitches and user errors, fraudulent behavior (upcoding), interoperability problems, clinician burnout due to poorly designed digital health records, and lack of industry transparency.
Mohr H, Weiss M. Associated Press. November 27, 2018.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. May 9, 2016.
Closed claims have been considered a source for adverse event data for years, and recently such data has been utilized to inform safety improvement work. This newspaper article reviews several organizational efforts that use claims data to determine factors that contribute to failure and strategies to address them, including process redesign and enhanced patient education.
Greenberg P, Ranum D, Siegal D. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. October 2015;12:18-20,22-24.
Carroll AE. New York Times. June 1, 2015.
Reporting on trends associated with medical malpractice, how the same physicians tend to get sued, and reasons patients file claims, this newspaper article discusses better communication and physician behavior change as ways to reduce malpractice risk. The early resolution program at University of Michigan is highlighted as an effective model for improvement.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. June 18, 2014.
Full disclosure programs have shown to be effective mechanisms for early resolution of adverse events. This article reveals one early adopter's experience with full disclosure and provides insights from the architects of the program to guide others in implementing similar strategies and spread success associated with the approach.
Allen M, Pierce O. ProPublica. January 6, 2014.
Eisler P, Hansen B. USA Today. August 20, 2013.
This newspaper article reports on physicians with records of misconduct and how poor oversight for monitoring and discipline allows them to continue practicing medicine.
Sanghavi D. Boston Globe Magazine. January 27, 2013.
Hartocollis A. New York Times. July 28, 2012.
This newspaper article reports on the missteps that contributed to the death of a young woman after she was hospitalized in an incident reminiscent of Libby Zion.
Simons A. Star Tribune. January 4, 2012:1A.
This newspaper article describes how a delay in diagnosis resulted in minimal chance of survival and discusses legal issues surrounding the case.
Woodall A. Oakland Tribune. September 27, 2011.
This newspaper article reports how a medical error, which occurred during a nursing strike, resulted in a patient's death.
Valencia MJ. Boston Globe. March 10, 2011.
This newspaper article reports on a fatal medication error involving an anticoagulant overdose.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 27, 2010.
Reporting how malpractice claims have exposed the frequency of diagnostic errors, this newspaper article discusses steps hospitals and insurance companies are taking to reduce such errors.
Robeznieks A. Modern Physician. September 13, 2010.
Chen PW. New York Times. August 19, 2010.
Grant M. AARP The Magazine. September/October 2010;53:48-51,90-91.
Smith ML, Wolfe WA. Star Tribune. July 22, 2010;News:1B.
This newspaper article reports on a lawsuit regarding a safety incident that led to injury and subsequent death of a patient.
O'Reilly KB. American Medical News. February 1, 2010.