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Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Zahra Khudeira, PharmD, Certification in Patient Safety, June 2016
In this piece, a pharmacist highlights the importance of earning patient safety certification.
College of American Pathologists Special Topic Symposium on Error in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine—Practical Lessons for the Pathologist.
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005;129:1226-1276.
This issue includes presentations from the September 2004 symposium on error. Topics covered include insurance issues, pathology databases, and general pathology and lab error reduction strategies.
Berenson RA. The New Republic. October 10, 2005;233:17-21.
To illustrate the need for malpractice tort reform, transparency, and fair compensation for patients, this article discusses individual stories, such as that of Susan Sheridan, whose son and husband were both injured by medical error, as well as organizational and grassroots efforts, such as the Sorry Works! Coalition.
US Government Accountability Office. Washington, DC: US Government Accountability Office; 2004. Publication GAO-05-83.
The Government Accountability Office studied patient safety programs at four Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health facilities and recommends that the VA emphasize leadership action and open communication to support safety improvement.