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Journal Article > Commentary
Wertenberger S, Wilson J. Nurs Adm Q. 2005;29:303-307.
The authors describe a post-discharge program to assess and adjust the patient's home environment for safety.
Stires D. Fortune Magazine. May 15, 2006:130-132, 134, 136.
This article reports on the U.S. Veterans Health Administration's successful adoption of health information technology and how it has improved care.
Dembner A. Boston Globe. July 3, 2006;Health Science section:A1.
This article reports on the movement to improve care in nursing homes in order to decrease unnecessary hospitalizations for elderly patients.
Eban K. Self Magazine. November 2011.
This magazine article reports on cases in which outsourcing the interpretation of radiology tests contributed to patient harm.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. June 7, 2011:D3.
Journal Article > Study
Meyer AND, Longhurst CA, Singh H. J Med Internet Res. 2016;18:e12.
The frequency of missed and delayed diagnoses is stimulating interest in innovative ways of improving the diagnostic process. This study reports on the initial experience of a crowdsourcing approach to diagnosis. Patients with difficult-to-diagnose symptoms accessed an online program where volunteer case solvers—only 58% of whom worked in medicine in any capacity—engaged in discussion with patients and provided diagnostic suggestions. A majority of patients felt the service was useful and about half would recommend the program.