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Michael Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon); April 2003
Antipsychotic, rather than antihistamine, mistakenly dispensed to woman with bipolar disorder with new urticaria.
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Catchpole KR, Dale TJ, Hirst DG, Smith JP, Giddings TA. J Patient Saf. 2010;6:180-186.
This study found that a teamwork training program increased compliance with time outs, briefings, and debriefings in multiple surgical settings. Based on noted interactions between NOTECHS scores and individual sites, the authors advocate for greater attention to elements of safety culture such as organizational commitment.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. May 10, 2011:D3.
This newspaper article reports on efforts to reduce errors in emergency medicine, including improving physician–nurse communication, adopting timeouts before discharge, and using trigger systems.