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Baker GE, ed. Healthc Q. 2006;9:1-140.
This special issue describes projects and research in Canadian health care that are supporting improvements in patient safety.
Journal Article > Commentary
Saufl NM. J Perianesth Nurs. 2009;24:114-118.
This commentary provides background on the development of the Joint Commission's 2009 National Patient Safety Goals and summarizes the goals set for the hospital environment.
Journal Article > Study
Racial disparities in the frequency of patient safety events: results from the National Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System.
Metersky ML, Hunt DR, Kliman R, et al. Med Care. 2011;49:504-510.
Prior studies have raised the concern that minorities may be at higher risk of adverse events while hospitalized. This analysis of more than 100,000 hospital discharges found that black patients appeared to be at higher risk of hospital-acquired infections and certain adverse drug events. Interestingly, hospitals treating a higher proportion of black patients had higher rates of safety problems for all patients (regardless of race), implying that both patient factors and health care system factors may account for these disparities. Previous research has attempted to explore possible patient-level reasons for these findings.
Journal Article > Study
Preventable and mitigable adverse events in cancer care: measuring risk and harm across the continuum.
Lipitz-Snyderman A, Pfister D, Classen D, et al. Cancer. 2017;123:4728-4736.
Cancer care has been the setting for seminal, practice-changing errors. This retrospective study aimed to identify adverse events in cancer care through medical record review, using a random sample of breast, colorectal, and lung cancer cases from 2012. As with prior studies, physician investigators determined preventability and extent of harm. Over a third of patients experienced an adverse event, and about 32% of adverse events were deemed preventable. Most adverse events occurred in the inpatient setting. Adverse events included medication errors and hospital-acquired conditions, such as pressure ulcers and falls. The authors conclude that patient safety remains an important consideration for cancer care that merits further research and improvement efforts.