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Journal Article > Study
Pronovost P, Weast B, Rosenstein B. J Patient Saf. 2005;1:33-40.
The authors implemented a comprehensive unit-based safety program (CUSP) in two intensive care settings. They conclude that the program improved safety culture and decreased length of stay, medication errors, and nursing turnover rates.
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.
Journal Article > Commentary
Ten years after the IOM report: engaging residents in quality and patient safety by creating a house staff quality council.
Fleischut PM, Evans AS, Nugent WC, et al. Am J Med Qual. 2011;26:89-94.
This commentary describes one hospital's approach to engage residents in improving patient safety.