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- Culture of Safety 2
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- Error Reporting and Analysis 1
- Human Factors Engineering 1
- Legal and Policy Approaches 2
- Logistical Approaches
- Quality Improvement Strategies 3
- Specialization of Care 1
- Technologic Approaches 3
- Device-related Complications 1
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 2
- Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation 7
- Identification Errors 1
- Medication Safety 4
- Psychological and Social Complications 1
Search results for "Newspaper/Magazine Article"
Hester JL. The Atlantic. October 1, 2015.
Although there is no consensus regarding whether the "July effect" actually exists, it is not hard to imagine the difficulties associated with the first days of practice for a new physician. This magazine article reports on the challenges first-year residents face, including burnout and gaps in practical experience, and describes efforts meant to address this problem, such as duty-hour reform and humanistic curricula in medical schools to help physicians develop their own professional identity.
Sanghavi D. New York Times Magazine. August 5, 2011.
This news article discusses the problem of fatigue in resident physicians and the fragmented systems of care that contribute to error.
Leape L, Haskell H. Los Angeles Times. July 01, 2011.
Shapira I. Washington Post. March 18, 2010;B01.
This news piece examines the work week of resident physicians and discusses how further limiting trainees' work hours might reduce their experiential learning.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 14, 2010;15:1-4.
This newsletter article details findings of an ISMP survey on how the economy is affecting patient safety efforts in United States hospitals. Many respondents reported that medication safety initiatives have been scaled back since the economic downturn.
Kuehn BM. JAMA. 2009;301:259-261.
This article summarizes findings of the recent Institute of Medicine report, which advises against resident work shifts of longer than 16 hours without sleep and recommends better supervision of residents to improve patient safety.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 11, 2008;13:1-3.
This article discusses a medication error associated with a new smart pump system and describes strategies to prevent errors when well-established processes are changed.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. September 7, 2008;Metro section:1A.
This article reports on violations of ACGME work hour restrictions in some Boston hospitals. Approximately 9% of all training programs in the United States have been cited for such violations in the past year.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 6, 2007;12:1-4.
This article analyzes a lethal error involving TPN (total parenteral nutrition), in which dosing and compounding were based on incorrect order entry, and provides recommendations to prevent similar errors.
Alexander M. Reader's Digest. June 2007.
This article reports on the potential for medical errors to occur during the night shift and the factors that contribute to these mistakes.
Scathing report on Kaiser kidney program. Transplant delays assailed -- Medicare threatens to end coverage.
Russell S. San Francisco Chronicle. June 24, 2006.
This article reports on a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services report that details deficiencies in Kaiser's kidney transplant program.
Scalise D, Lazar C. Hosp Health Netw. May 2006:80:5,48,2.
The authors discuss the kinds of errors that occur in emergency departments and outline processes for minimizing their occurrence.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert. June 2, 2005.
This article summarizes the effects of workplace fatigue and provides suggestions for minimizing it.