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Zipperer LA, Cushman S, eds. Chicago, IL: National Patient Safety Foundation; 2001. ISBN: 1579471889.
The editors present eight chapters covering key areas of patient safety: epidemiology of error, reporting of error, lessons from anesthesiology, emotional response to error, human factors, medication error, and general studies of error and administrative issues.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. October 26, 2007;Metro section:1A.
This article investigates the causes of surgical errors reported in recent years by Massachusetts hospitals, and identifies team training and instrument bar-coding as solutions for improvement.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. November 7, 2007;Health/Science section:1A.
This article reports data suggesting that the number of surgical fires that occur annually may be higher than health care officials have believed.
Consumer Reports. September 2013;78:31-41.
This report analyzed Medicare claims data on 27 types of procedures to develop surgical safety ratings of hospitals by state.
Luthra S. Kaiser Health News. July 14, 2015.
Sternberg S, Dougherty G. US News & World Report. May 18, 2015.
Whitehead N. National Public Radio. June 18, 2015.
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Wei S, Pierce O, Allen M. ProPublica. July 14, 2015.
Transparency has been advocated as a key element of safe, patient-centered care, but data on individual performance has not been made widely available. This database compiles the death and complication rates of surgeons performing eight specific elective procedures on Medicare patients to provide performance records and enhance patient decision-making when selecting surgeons.
Abelson J, Saltzman J, Kowalcyzk L, Allen S. Boston Globe. October 26, 2015.
Scheduling concurrent surgeries can have negative effects on staff and patients. This investigative news article explores the practice of overlapping procedures at a leading hospital, potential risks associated with double-booked cases, lack of transparency with patients involved, as well as the potential impact on patient safety.
Rice S. Mod Healthc. January 23, 2016.
Abelson J, Staltzman J. Boston Globe. April 13, 2016.
Although scheduling overlapping surgeries may improve operating room efficiency, the practice can diminish patient safety. This newspaper article reports on new standards issued by the American College of Surgeons to reduce risks associated with concurrent surgeries, reviews a previous news investigation into the practice, and includes reactions from clinicians.
Mukherjee S. New York Times Magazine. May 9, 2018.
Checklists can coordinate action and communication to augment safety, but human and system factors may hinder their effectiveness. This magazine article reports on how the checklist phenomenon evolved into a global patient safety effort and spotlights the impact of human behavior on reliable implementation of checklist programs in different care environments.
Appleby J, Lucas E. Kaiser Health News. June 21, 2019.