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Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Rosemary Gibson, MSc, The Patient's Role in Safety, March 2007
Patients have three roles in improving patient safety: helping to ensure their own safety, working with health care organizations to improve safety at the organization and unit level, and advocating as citizens for public reporting and accountability of hospital and health system performance. The following case illustrates how patients can help ensure their own safety.
Kapadia R. Smart Money. October 2006;15:112-114.
This article provides tips for consumers to help keep their hospital care as safe and hassle-free as possible.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition). May 30, 2007:D1.
This article describes several patient safety improvement efforts led by patients and families who have been affected by medical error.
Smerd J. Workforce Management. June 11, 2007;1, 16-19.
This article discusses the financial impact on employers when an employee is affected by medical error.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
FDA Consumer Health Information. Rockville, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; February 20, 2009.
This fact sheet discusses the role of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in reducing medication errors and describes examples of such errors for consumers.
Audiovisual > Audiovisual Presentation
Faye J. NBC-17 News. November 10, 2011.
This news segment discusses how drug shortages can affect providers, patients, and decisions about medication therapy.
Journal Article > Commentary
Davis Giardina T, Singh H. JAMA. 2011;306:2502-2503.
This commentary discusses a federal proposal to provide patients with direct access to laboratory test results as a tactic to reduce errors.
Kane J. PBS NewsHour. October 23, 2012.
This video reveals how checklists can help patients and their families ensure safety during hospital care.
Teegardin C. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 28, 2013.
FDA Safety Communication. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; February 25, 2015.
The practice of using multi-dose insulin pens, meant for single patient use only, among multiple patients has been linked to health care–associated infections. This announcement outlines federal labeling requirements to raise awareness of the risks associated with this practice to prevent misuse of the devices.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
ProPublica, Inc. New York, NY.