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Perspectives on Safety > Interview
Patient Safety Programs, July 2006
Allan Frankel, MD, is Director of Patient Safety for Partners HealthCare, the merged entity of Harvard hospitals and clinics that includes Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Frankel, an anesthesiologist by training, has been a key member of the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, co-chairing numerous Adverse Drug Events and Patient Safety Collaboratives. Dr. Frankel's work in patient safety focuses on leadership training, high reliability in health care, teamwork development, and cultural change. We asked Dr. Frankel to speak with us about developing a comprehensive patient safety program.
Sipkoff M. Drug Topics (Health-System Edition). August 21, 2006.
This article discusses a decimal error that resulted in a tenfold overdose of an analgesic and how this common drug administration error could easily be eliminated.
Journal Article > Study
Rickles NM, Noland CM, Tramontozzi A, Vinci MA. Am J Pharm Educ. 2010;74:60.
Nearly all pharmacy students in this study reported inadequate training in disclosing medication errors.
Journal Article > Commentary
Schiff G, Griswold P, Ellis BR, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:91-96.