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McNeil DG Jr. New York Times. August 19, 2005;National Desk section:1.
This front page article in The New York Times reviews flying object incidents in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. A number of dramatic cases are described (including several that were fatal), as are some of the challenges, both technological and procedural, in preventing this safety hazard.
Klein A. The Washington Post. December 11, 2005:A01.
This article reports on the reuse of single-use medical instruments, discussing both the benefits and risks of the practice.
Rein L. Washington Post. July 21, 2009:E1.
This news article reports on Washington, DC–area initiatives to track preventable patient injury and discusses strategies to hold hospitals accountable to reduce the number of avoidable incidents.
Zarembo A. Los Angeles Times. October 15, 2009:A1.
This news piece describes communication gaps following a radiation overdose incident thought to involve more than 200 patients at one hospital.
Zarembo A. Los Angeles Times. April 6, 2010.
This newspaper article reports on device failures in the context of organizational and individual accountability for unreliable equipment, aborted surgery, and treatment delay.
Austin, TX: Texas Medical Institute for Technology and the Quaid Foundation; 2010.
This documentary reports on families affected by medical errors; it includes the story of a high-profile heparin overdose and how it transformed the family of actor Dennis Quaid into advocates for patient safety.
Smith ML, Wolfe WA. Star Tribune. July 22, 2010;News:1B.
This newspaper article reports on a lawsuit regarding a safety incident that led to injury and subsequent death of a patient.
Bernhard B, Kohler J. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. August 1, 2010:A1
In the context of system failures that contributed to the death of a patient, this newspaper article describes how never events are rarely publicized, even though hospital inspection reports are public records.
Harris G. New York Times. August 21, 2010:A1.
This article describes documented look-alike issues with medical equipment that have yet to be addressed by federal regulation.
Moss-Coane M, O'Connell K, Fishman N. Radio Times. April 28, 2011.
This radio program featured interviews with an infectious disease specialist and a patient who contracted a hospital-acquired infection, and discussed how patients and providers can reduce their occurrence.
Woodall A. Oakland Tribune. September 27, 2011.
This newspaper article reports how a medical error, which occurred during a nursing strike, resulted in a patient's death.
Parikh R. The Atlantic. August 18, 2014.
The inappropriate use of physical restraints on patients is considered a sentinel event. Although restraints may be used to protect patients from harm, this magazine article highlights risks related to their use—such as increased rates of pressure ulcers and delirium—and advocates for a more patient-sensitive approach to ensure the safety of both patients and caregivers.
Mohr H, Weiss M. Associated Press. November 27, 2018.
Jewett C. Kaiser Health News. May 3, 2019.
Transparency has been heralded as a cornerstone to improvement in health care. This news article reports on a government alternative summary reporting program that allowed medical device makers to conceal safety events and malfunction reports associated with medical devices. A new program that expands access to information about device-related failures will be put in place.