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Weinstein DF, Arora V, Drolet B, Reynolds EE. N Engl J Med. 2013;369:e32.
The implementation of resident duty hours over the past decade has been controversial. The New England Journal of Medicine hosted a roundtable discussion exploring the effects of duty hour regulations on residency training. Moderated by Dr. Debra Weinstein, the discussion featured Dr. Vineet Arora, Dr. Eileen Reynolds, and surgical resident Dr. Brian Drolet as panelists. The discussants noted the evidence for patient safety after duty-hour restrictions has not been as robust as people had predicted. They also focused on the increase in supervision, changes in sense of professionalism, and challenges of handoffs that have followed duty hours. Accompanying the video are two perspective articles written by physicians from different generations describing the benefits and drawbacks of their overnight experiences. A recent AHRQ WebM&M perspective and interview also discussed the potential impact of resident duty hours on patient safety.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 10, 2012.
The near elimination of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in intensive care units (ICUs) in Michigan stands as one of the landmark accomplishments of the patient safety field. Although the checklist for CLABSI prevention has been widely publicized, equally important components of the intervention included the comprehensive unit-based safety program (CUSP) and interventions to improve safety culture in participating ICUs. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality subsequently sponsored an effort to extend the success of the Michigan initiative nationwide, centered around implementation of the CUSP. The initial results, presented in this press release, indicate another remarkable success, with CLABSI rates being reduced by 40% across 1100 participating ICUs. It is notable that these reductions were accomplished even though the baseline rate of CLABSI was already lower than in prior studies. The developer of CUSP, Dr. Peter Pronovost, was interviewed by AHRQ WebM&M in 2010.
The Empowered Patient Coalition; 2010.
This video series uses two real cases of patients who died due to preventable errors after elective surgery to illustrate fundamental concepts in patient safety and provide lessons for patients and families in engaging in their own care. The circumstances leading to the death of Lewis Blackman, one of the patients discussed in this video series, are discussed in more detail in a separate article that analyzes his death as an example of failure to rescue.