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Perspectives on Safety > Interview
International Perspectives on Safety, May 2007
Sir Liam Donaldson, MD, MSc, is England's Chief Medical Officer, a post often referred to as "the Nation's Doctor" (similar to the role of the U.S. Surgeon General). Trained as a surgeon, Sir Liam has been an inspirational leader in public health and health care quality in the United Kingdom for two decades. He has also emerged as a world leader in the patient safety field, authoring or commissioning dozens of influential reports, and serving as the founding chair of the World Health Organization's World Alliance for Patient Safety. We spoke to him about patient safety from an international perspective.
World Health Organization.
This publication shares news related to the World Health Organization's Global Patient Safety Challenge.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
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Webster H. US News & World Report. October 27, 2014.
This magazine article explores whether receiving care at a teaching hospital affects patient safety and highlights how the demands of the educational process can actually augment safety, as attendings at these institutions typically remain up-to-date on new evidence to respond to students' questions and supervision is required for students performing procedures.
Khullar D. New York Times. May 15, 2014.
Teegardin C. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 28, 2013.
Kane J. PBS NewsHour. October 23, 2012.
This video reveals how checklists can help patients and their families ensure safety during hospital care.
Grant M. AARP The Magazine. September/October 2010;53:48-51,90-91.
Cases & Commentaries
- Spotlight Case
- Web M&M
Sumant Ranji, MD; April 2008
A woman with symptoms of sinusitis was given 2 different courses of broad-spectrum antibiotics, neither of which improved her symptoms. Hospitalized for autoimmune hemolysis (presumably from the antibiotic), the patient suffered multiorgan failure and septic shock, and died.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 28, 2008;13:1-2.
This article contextualizes a recent news series on medication errors in community pharmacies, identifies important causes of errors not described in the series, and offers a broader perspective on the factors involved in pharmacy errors.
Perspectives on Safety > Interview
The Patient's Role in Safety, March 2007
Sorrel King is the mother of Josie King, who died tragically in 2001 at age 18 months because of medical errors during a hospitalization at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has subsequently become one of the nation’s foremost patient advocates for safety, forming an influential foundation (the Josie King Foundation) and partnering with Johns Hopkins to promote the field of patient safety around the world.
Journal Article > Study
Soleimani F. N Z Med J. 2006;119:U2099.
The author surveyed New Zealand physicians regarding their medical error reporting behaviors. Most respondents felt they should report an error to both the patient and hospital if a major adverse event was anticipated, but they were less likely to report errors with minor complications.
Scathing report on Kaiser kidney program. Transplant delays assailed -- Medicare threatens to end coverage.
Russell S. San Francisco Chronicle. June 24, 2006.
This article reports on a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services report that details deficiencies in Kaiser's kidney transplant program.