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Terhune C. Los Angeles Times. August 3, 2012:B1.
This newspaper article reports on an incident during which dozens of hospitals lost access to electronic medical records (EMRs) and discusses risks associated with EMR systems.
Eisler P. USA Today. August 16, 2012.
This newspaper article reports on how clinicians, hospitals, and health care systems can reduce incidence of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections.
Messina I. Toledo Blade. August 24, 2012.
This newspaper article discusses an incident in which a transplant organ was mistakenly discarded.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
Tanya and Phil Barnett.
This Web site includes a video chronicling how an undiagnosed heart condition led to a teenager's death and offers tips for patients to prevent medical errors.
Kolata G. New York Times. August 22, 2012.
Despite strict infection controls placed around a patient carrying a deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria, 17 other patients also became infected and 6 died. This newspaper article details the approach used to track the chain of transmission.
Sternberg S. US News & World Report. August 28, 2012.
This magazine article discusses insights from experts and patients on how to prevent errors in hospitals in the United States.
Grady D, Pollack A, Tavernise S. New York Times. October 6, 2012.
This newspaper article discusses how the drug shortage and use of compounded drugs contributed to an outbreak of fungal meningitis in the United States. The outbreak has already led to more than a dozen deaths.
Cohen E. CNN. October 15, 2012.
This news piece reports on a patient who may have been misdiagnosed with a stroke after receiving a contaminated steroid injection.
Kane J. PBS NewsHour. October 23, 2012.
This video reveals how checklists can help patients and their families ensure safety during hospital care.
Hartocollis A, Bernstein N. New York Times. November 2, 2012:A1.
Reporting on power outages and flooding that hospitals faced following a strong hurricane, this newspaper article describes how health systems worked to keep patients safe.
Ackerman T. Houston Chronicle. November 23, 2012.
This newspaper article describes challenges that may precipitate underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis of Alzheimer disease and conditions with similar presenting symptoms.
Agnvall E. AARP. November 16, 2012.
Allen M. ProPublica. January 9, 2013.
This article reveals lessons a medical student learned about patient safety while dealing with errors that occurred during her mother's hospitalization.
McFadden C. ABC News Nightline. March 6, 2013.
Cohn J. The Atlantic. March 2013;311:59–67.
This magazine article reports how technology, such as IBM's Watson, can improve the efficiency and accuracy of health care decision making.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. April 9, 2013.
This newspaper article describes how one hospital has fostered open communication about medical errors through a monthly newsletter that recounts mistakes in an effort to prevent them from recurring. Reports in the newsletter also solicit the involved patient's perspective.
Howard B. AARP The Magazine. April/May 2013;56:46-50,52,71.
This magazine article details how several hospitals have taken a comprehensive approach to improving patient safety in their organizations. An interactive graphic displays many of the methods being used; an accompanying tool lists hospitals and their safety features.
Chen PW. New York Times. April 18, 2013.
Jain M. Washington Post. May 27, 2013.
Eisler P, Hansen B. USA Today. June 20, 2013.
This newspaper article explains how unnecessary surgeries may lead to patient harm and how shared decision-making may prevent such procedures.