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Peskin SM. New York Times. October 4, 2018.
Error disclosures are difficult but important conversations that can have negative consequences for patients, clinicians, and organizations, even when they are done appropriately. This newspaper article offers insights from a doctor who experienced both sides of disclosure, as a physician disclosing an error and as a patient whose physician missed a complication, and discusses how to manage relationships once clinical mistakes are recognized.
Schulte F, Lucas E, Mahr J. Kaiser Health News and Chicago Tribune. September 5, 2018.
Sepsis is a serious condition that can be fatal if it is not promptly diagnosed and treated. This news article reports on systemic factors in nursing homes such as poor staffing and communication with families that contribute to unmanaged pressure ulcers and sepsis that result in hospital admissions and death. A WebM&M commentary discussed a case involving a patient who had a pressure ulcer and sepsis in long-term care.
Freyer FJ. Boston Globe. November 19, 2015.
Betbeze P. HealthLeaders Media. May 2, 2014.
Lazarus A. Physician Exec. Jan-Feb 2011;37:6-9.
This magazine article discusses factors that contribute to misdiagnosis in football players and suggests system changes address such errors.
Wilson B. Am Med News. November 26, 2007:50:16.
This article explores the recent trend of hospitals tying senior management compensation and incentives to mortality rates and compliance with safety measures.
Dubner SJ, Levitt SD. New York Times Magazine. September 24, 2006:22.
This article discusses physician noncompliance with hand hygiene recommendations and describes several low-tech interventions, including a screensaver showing germs captured in a Petri dish off a physician's "clean" hands.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2006;3:1, 5-10.
This article discusses the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) reports of skin tears and provides suggestions to help keep patients safe from this common injury.
Grady D. New York Times. April 30, 2005.
The author reports on incidents in an Angolan hospital where doctors and patients were exposed to a deadly virus when hospital staff violated infection control procedures.