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Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. March 29, 2007:4B.
This article reports on an award recognizing Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital for its approach to improving patient safety in response to the death of an infant in 2000.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. October 26, 2007;Metro section:1A.
This article investigates the causes of surgical errors reported in recent years by Massachusetts hospitals, and identifies team training and instrument bar-coding as solutions for improvement.
Kowalczyk L. The Boston Globe. August 10, 2008;Metro section:1A.
This article describes how physician outbursts can affect patient safety and discusses a new Joint Commission policy that supports actions against providers who engage in disruptive behavior.
Chen PW. New York Times. January 28, 2010.
This newspaper column explains how simulation training is being integrated into medical education to help clinical teams improve their skills and ensure patient safety.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. March 28, 2011.
This newspaper article discusses how combining best practices in teamwork, simulation, and communication can improve patient safety during obstetric emergencies.