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Journal Article > Commentary
Mazer BL, Nabhan C. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jul 10; [Epub ahead of print].
Washington, DC: Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General. March 7, 2018. Report No. 17-02644-130.
Systemic weaknesses in the Veterans Affairs health system have resulted in high-profile failures. Highlighting concerns at one medical center that were found to contribute to opportunities for waste, fraud, and poor health care delivery, this report by the Office of Inspector General outlines 40 recommendations to address deficiencies.
Clark C. HealthLeaders Media. September 13, 2013.
This news piece highlights concern around the safety of elective premature deliveries and describes techniques organizations have used to prevent such procedures.
Tallahassee, FL: Florida Hospital Association; August 2013.
Web Resource > Government Resource
Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services, Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
This Web site provides information about Maine's statewide incident reporting initiative and includes annual sentinel event reports.
Rau J. Kaiser Health News. October 17, 2011.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published data on hospital-acquired conditions in a 2011 report. This news article discusses new data available on the Hospital Compare Web site, including preventable complications and certain types of medical errors.
Journal Article > Study
Interactive effects of nurse-experienced time pressure and burnout on patient safety: a cross-sectional survey.
Teng CI, Shyu YI, Chiou WK, Fan HC, Lam SM. Int J Nurs Stud. 2010;47:1442-1450.
The combination of burnout and time pressures appeared to be associated with patient safety risks, according to this survey of Taiwanese nurses.