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Lim R, Semple S, Ellett LK, Roughead L. Canberra, Australia: Pharmaceutical Society of Australia; 2019.
Analyzing the evidence on medication errors in Australia, this report estimates the incidence of acute care admissions, emergency department use, ambulatory adverse events, and elderly patients affected by medication-related problems. Pharmacists are emphasized as pivotal to medication safety improvement efforts.
Hollnagel E, Wears RL, Braithwaite J. Middelfart, Denmark: Resilient Health Care Net; 2015.
To enhance patient safety, researchers must consider complexity in health care settings. This white paper describes the difference between two approaches to improving safety, the first focuses on identifying causes and contributing factors to adverse events without considering human performance while the second considers variations in everyday performance to understand how things usually go right. The authors suggest that a combination of the approaches is necessary to achieve resilient systems to enhance safety.
Doyle J. Melbourne, Australia: Victorian Auditor-General's Office; October 30, 2013.
Wolff A, Taylor S. Sydney, Australia: MJA Books; 2009. ISBN: 9780977578665.
Authors from an Australian hospital outline a framework to assist providers and health services organizations in designing and implementing effective patient safety programs.
The Quality Improvement Committee. Wellington, New Zealand.
Considered a starting point for a national reporting initiative, this series of annual reports provides statistics on serious and sentinel events in New Zealand's 21 District Health Boards. The reports aim to encourage transparency in New Zealand medical practice and bolster knowledge to prevent future errors.
Sydney, Australia: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; 2008. ISBN: 9780980346275.
This report compiles public and private data to provide insight into the quality and safety of patient care in Australian hospitals.
Victorian Auditor-General's Office. Melbourne, Australia: Victorian Government Printer; 2008. ISBN: 1921060689.
This report examined patient safety in public hospitals in the state of Victoria (Australia), which does not have an incident monitoring system. Estimating that 10% of patients experienced a medical error, the report recommends several steps to improve safety.
Auckland, NZ: Quality Improvement Committee; 2008.
This report releases information about serious medical errors and preventable deaths recorded in New Zealand hospitals.
Paterson R. Auckland, New Zealand: Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner; April 24, 2007.
This report analyzes an incident of medication error that led to a patient's death, discusses the subsequent actions taken by the health board, and calls for a coordinated approach to medication reconciliation in New Zealand.
Kingston, ACT, Australia: Australian Medical Association; 2006.
This report outlines best practices for patient transfer and shares experiences from the field for Australian physicians and health care organizations that seek to improve their handoff processes.
East Perth, WA, Australia: Department of Health of Western Australia; 2006.
This report shares the 2005-2006 results of Western Australia's sentinel event reporting program and documents a reduction in two types of events: wrong site/wrong part surgeries and retained foreign objects.
Canberra, Australia: Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council; July 2005. ISBN: 0642825971.
This report outlines 10 guiding principles to support medication management as patients transfer from one care environment to another.