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Journal Article > Commentary
Bates DW, Larizgoitia I, Prasopa-Plaizier N, Jha AK; Research Priority Setting Working Group of the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety. BMJ. 2009;338:b1775.
This article describes the results from a group of international clinicians, researchers, and policymakers that identified undeveloped research areas in global patient safety.
London, UK: National Patient Safety Agency; 2009. ISBN: 9781906624088.
This publication analyzes 72,482 medication incidents reported to the National Health Service and highlights areas for improvement and prevention.
Hamill SD. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 18, 2010:A1.
This news piece details efforts to collect, analyze, and utilize state-wide reports on health care–associated infections in Pennsylvania.
Journal Article > Study
Lee A, Mills PD, Watts BV. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2012;34:304-311.
This study reviewed 75 root cause analyses from the Veterans Health Administration system to highlight common activities during falls and frequent contributing factors. Getting up from a bed or chair was the most common activity, whereas environmental hazards and poor communication of fall risk were the most common contributing factors.
Journal Article > Review
Kanerva A, Lammintakanen J, Kivinen T. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2013;20:541-548.
This review analyzes the literature on psychiatric care in hospitals and highlights general safety concepts that should be adapted for this setting.