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Dietz I, Borasio GD, Schneider G, Jox RJ. J Palliat Med. 2010;13:1469-1474.
Finding limited research on patient safety in palliative care, this review highlights the need for better definitions of medical errors in this setting.
Journal Article > Study
Patients' perception of types of errors in palliative care—results from a qualitative interview study.
Kiesewetter I, Schulz C, Bausewein C, Fountain R, Schmitz A. BMC Palliat Care. 2016;15:75.
Adverse events in palliative care differ from those in other environments. This qualitative interview study of patients who received palliative care identified errors specific to this setting, including deviation from a patient's advance directive and error in prognosis. A recent WebM&M commentary discussed challenges to implementing advance directives.