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Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2001. AHRQ Publication No. 01-0017.
A brief presentation of "pearls" to allow consumers to take an active role in preventing medical errors.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Chicago, IL: National Patient Safety Foundation.
Postoperative infections represent a common and often preventable event. This patient fact sheet outlines practical tips to minimize risk.
Grady D. New York Times. April 30, 2005.
The author reports on incidents in an Angolan hospital where doctors and patients were exposed to a deadly virus when hospital staff violated infection control procedures.
Journal Article > Study
Agoritsas T, Bovier PA, Perneger TV. J Gen Intern Med. 2005;20:922-928.
The authors surveyed adults recently discharged from a Swiss hospital and found that patients can effectively pinpoint in-hospital adverse events.
Berwick DM. Newsweek. December 12, 2005;46:75-78.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement President Don Berwick summarizes the six improvement measures of the 100K Lives Campaign.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
1275 K St, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005.
This Web site offers news articles, event listings, and information on minimizing health care-associated infections for both professional and lay audiences.
Kapadia R. Smart Money. October 2006;15:112-114.
This article provides tips for consumers to help keep their hospital care as safe and hassle-free as possible.
Berwick DM, Leape LL. Newsweek. October 16, 2006:70-71.
As part of the "Health for Life" series, Drs. Berwick and Leape discuss the notion of completely eliminating medical errors and share stories about several hospitals' efforts to raise safety standards.
Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council; November 2006.
This report includes findings on the number and rate of infections in Pennsylvania hospitals in 2005.
Wisc Med J. 2006:105;1-86.
This special issue includes articles on programs and initiatives to improve the safety of health care. It also includes proceedings from a 2006 Wisconsin conference on patient safety.
Gledhill V. The Evening Chronicle. January 25, 2007;News section:9.
This article reports on a patient death caused by medical omission and the communication failures that occurred with both the family and regulatory body after the incident.
Victoria Times Colonist. March 26, 2007.
This article reports on findings from an investigation into hospital-acquired infections in British Columbia.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. June 20, 2007.
This podcast discusses the importance of handwashing to reduce infections in hospitals as well as how consumers can help improve clinician compliance.
Kershaw S. New York Times. Sepember 7, 2007;Metro Desk section:B1.
This article reports on an initiative to publish data on mortality and hospital-acquired infections in New York City public hospitals.
Journal Article > Commentary
Zeller JL, Burke AE, Glass RM. JAMA. 2007;298:1826.
This fact sheet defines the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium, identifies causes of infection and risk factors, and provides information on treatment and prevention.
Gross T. "Fresh Air." National Public Radio. January 9, 2008.
This interview with Richard Shannon, MD, addresses the safety consequences of hospital-acquired infections and discusses prevention tactics for health care leaders and front-line providers.
Allen M. Las Vegas Sun. March 2, 2008.
This article and accompanying video describe how investigators determined the root causes and source of a hepatitis outbreak in Nevada—one clinic's unsafe injection practices.
Herper M, Lindner M. Forbes. August 25, 2008.
This article discusses common medical complications and care failures, and provides an annotated picture gallery of several hospital complications and how they can be prevented.
National Priorities Partnership. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2008. ISBN: 1933875194.
This report resulted from a consensus program involving 28 national organizations that sought to outline goals for improving the US health care system and share examples of such efforts in patient safety and other identified areas.
Information for healthcare professionals: risk of transmission of blood-borne pathogens from shared use of insulin pens.
FDA Alert [US Food and Drug Administration Web site]. March 19, 2009.
This announcement alerts clinicians and patients that insulin pens and insulin cartridges are never to be used on more than one patient.