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Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019;15:780-810.
Appropriate deprescribing can reduce the risks associated with polypharmacy, overuse, and accidental overdose. Articles in this special issue cover findings from a symposium discussing guidelines for safe discontinuation of medications and research needed to support further understanding of deprescribing practices.
Massoud MR, Kimble LE, Goldmann D, eds. Int J Qual Health Care. 2018;30(suppl 1):1-41.
Skills in studying, designing, implementing, and measuring improvement initiatives are necessary to ensure broad transfer of innovations. Articles in this special issue offer insights from an international consensus-building session that explored methods of creating actionable information from health care improvement work. In the editorial, the authors suggest that guidance is needed to help investigators to enhance the rigor and transferability of results to support systemwide learning and improvement.
Audiovisual > Audiovisual Presentation
International Society for Quality in Health Care. October 13–16, 2013; Edinburgh, Scotland.
This collection of conference presentations covers numerous topics, including how to engage patients in their care and the role of leadership in quality improvement efforts.
Plebani M, ed. Clinica Chimica Acta. 2009;404(1):1-86.
This collection of papers presented at an international conference on laboratory medicine focuses on efforts to reduce medical errors in laboratory practice, especially those concerning diagnostic mistakes.
Audiovisual > Meeting/Conference Proceedings
International Society for Quality in Health Care. October 19-22, 2008; Bella Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark.
This conference offered educational programs regarding key topics in patient safety and quality improvement.
Meeting/Conference > Meeting/Conference Proceedings
National Patient Safety Agency. February 1-2, 2006; International Convention Centre, Birmingham, UK.
This conference gave participants the opportunity to select one of seven educational tracks on understanding and implementing improvements in patient safety. A selection of the presentations and posters is now available for viewing.
Meeting/Conference > Government Resource
Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2004.
This report outlines the six goals set by the new world alliance to achieve what no single country could accomplish independently in addressing the full range of international patent safety issues. The six goals are defining global patient safety challenges, increasing patient and consumer involvement, building a patient safety taxonomy, driving patient safety research, identifying solutions to reduce risk, and reporting to improve safety.