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- Epidemiology of Errors and Adverse Events
- Human Factors Engineering
- Psychological and Social Complications
Journal Article > Review
Helo S, Moulton CE. Transl Androl Urol. 2017;6:773-782.
Human factors can contribute to failure in any activity. This review explores reasons clinicians remain reluctant to disclose error, such as shame, insufficient disclosure skills, and inadequate coping mechanisms. The authors suggest that systems and relationships can be developed to help address these barriers and learn from outcomes associated with mistakes.
Journal Article > Study
Ramjist JK, Coburn N, Urbach DR, et al. JAMA. 2018;319:1162-1163.
A privacy breach is a type of patient harm. Investigators collected a large volume of recycled paper waste from multiple hospitals and found protected health information that should have been disposed of in a more secure fashion. The authors suggest systems approaches to avoid privacy breaches related to paper medical records.