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Disch J, Kilo CM, Passiment M, Wagner R, Weiss KB; National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment. Chicago, IL: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education; 2017.
Incorporating patient safety in education and learning environments can augment physician engagement in quality and safety work. This publication outlines how organizations can enable new clinicians to develop a long-term patient safety focus through leadership involvement in safety culture and an infrastructure that supports reporting, transparency, and measuring improvements.
Schnell M, Currie J. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research; August 2017. Working Paper No. 23645.
Overprescribing is seen as a contributor to the current opioid epidemic. This working paper explores the potential role that physician education and medical school quality have on prescribing behaviors. Analyzing data from 2006–2014, the authors found that lower ranked institutions wrote more opioid prescriptions and conclude that physician education may be a logical focus of improvement efforts. A recent PSNet perspective explored opioid overdose as a patient safety problem.
Sherwood G, Barnsteiner J, eds. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell; 2017. ISBN: 9781119151678.
The Crossing the Quality Chasm report provided a framework to improve quality and safety in health care. This publication draws on the six aims for quality outlined in the report to review core competencies, knowledge, and attitudes for safe nursing care. Topics covered include nurses as leaders, teamwork, and patient-centered care.
Designing and Delivering Whole-Person Transitional Care: Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions.
Boutwell A, Bourgoin A , Maxwell J, DeAngelis K, Genetti S, Savuto M, Snow J. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2016. AHRQ Publication No.16-0047-EF.
This toolkit provides information for hospitals to help reduce preventable readmissions among Medicaid patients. Building on hospital experience with utilizing the materials since 2014, this updated guide explains how to determine root causes for readmissions, evaluate existing interventions, develop a set of improvement strategies, and optimize care transition processes.
Larson CM, Saine D, eds. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2013. ISBN: 9781585282104.
This book provides information about medication errors and quality improvement to guide clinicians involved in medication safety work. Roles and responsibilities of medication safety officers range from change management to error prevention and analysis. The publication also includes checklists and other tools to enhance medication safety.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2017.
Medication safety is a global health care concern. This workshop proceedings report highlights expert opinion on how to improve the clarity of medication information and the way it is communicated to patients. Panelists focused on elements of the process such as the patient experience, health literacy, medication instructions, and design of medication packaging.
Pain Management and Prescription Opioid-related Harms: Exploring the State of the Evidence: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief.
Forstag EH; Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse; Health and Medicine Division. Washington, DC: National Academy of Science; 2016. ISBN: 9780309451901.
Efforts to ensure safe pain management in the context of the opioid epidemic have focused on prescribing behaviors and policies. This publication reports on the results of a workshop convened to explore factors that contribute to opioid overuse and to identify areas for improvement that require further research.
Chicago, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; 2016.
In response to the 2015 Improving Diagnosis in Health Care report, the National Patient Safety Foundation and American Board of Medical Specialties convened a multidisciplinary panel of patient safety experts to determine safety challenges in the diagnostic process as a way to inform recommendations for improving diagnosis. Their consensus focused on educational, assessment, and cultural aspects of the process.
Alper J; Roundtable on Health Literacy; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; 2015. ISBN: 9780309371544.
Efforts to develop patients' ability to understand health information and follow treatment recommendations can enhance medication safety and engage patients in their care. The Institute of Medicine highlighted health literacy as a safety concern in 2004. This report summarizes the findings of a workshop convened to assess progress in this field and to discuss local, national, and international strategies to advance health literacy improvement.
Alper J, Hernandez LM; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; December 2014. ISBN: 9780309307383.
Poor health literacy has been identified as an important threat to patient safety, particularly through potentially contributing to adverse drug events. This workshop report reveals how health literacy affects patients' abilities to follow discharge instructions and makes recommendations to improve after-visit summaries to augment patient understanding of directions.
Arlington, VA: Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation; October 2013.
To help prevent tubing misconnections, this toolkit offers frequently asked questions and corresponding answers about small-bore connectors.
Agrawal A, ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2014. ISBN: 9781461474180.
Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust; July 2013.
McIver SB, Wyndham R. Toronto, Canada: ECW Press; 2013. ISBN: 9781770411104.
This book includes stories of medical errors in Canada, shares patient and family perspectives, and discusses strategies to improve safety.
Wen L, Kosowsky J. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press; 2013. ISBN: 9780312594916.
Drawing on two physicians' experiences, this publication provides recommendations to improve patient–physician interactions to prevent diagnostic errors.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission; May 21–23, 2012.
The Medication Errors Panel. Sacramento, CA: California State Senate; March 2007.
This report shares findings from an expert panel convened to study the causes of medication error in the outpatient setting and provide recommendations for reducing errors associated with prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Cook RI, Woods DD, Miller C. Chicago, IL: National Patient Safety Foundation; 1998.
A report from a workshop, this document is a well-written look at the differences between "first stories" and "second stories" describing major errors. First stories are the easy one-person or one-cause accounts and reactions to critical incidents. "So-and-so forgot to check the patient's allergy history." Or "How could they have ignored the alarm and so many other red flags?" Even now, with some penetration of the concepts of systems thinking, it is still easy to fall back on the familiar and easy explanation of human error, missing key opportunities to fix underlying problems with processes of care or the way care is organized. Identifying such problems, however, requires the far richer "second stories" about such critical incidents, and these stories do not emerge without hard work. The authors have done this hard work for many publicized medical errors, drawing on follow-up newspaper articles and other investigative documents, often in far more obscure places than headlining first stories. Even readers familiar with root cause analysis will likely find value in many of the case studies. And, for those not familiar with such accident investigation techniques, the report provides a very readable introduction to their importance and a resource for further references.