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Lutfey KE, Freese J. Soc Sci Med. 2007;64:314-25.
The authors studied provider understanding of error in two diabetes clinics and found that medical error vocabularies used in acute illness care are mismatched when used regarding chronic illness.
Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2006.
This report contains recommendations from a panel of experts convened to determine best practices for improving the safety of insulin use.
Nicholas L. Modern Healthc. November 14, 2005;35:24.
In this article, the CEO of the American Diabetes Association comments on the risks diabetes patients face in hospital settings.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; September 14, 2005.
This announcement explains a labeling change (utilizing color branding to help prevent dispensing errors) to a commonly used form of insulin.
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Bates DW. Ann Intern Med. 2002;137:110-116.
This case study shares the experiences of a patient who suffered a medication error in receiving a dose of insulin inadvertently. The author reviews the epidemiology of medication errors and adverse drug events and shares a systems approach to medication errors, the role individuals and the system played in this particular case, and the potential prevention strategies to be considered. Finally, a comment about the institution's response to the event is presented to illustrate the importance of bridging what happens at the bedside with what needs to happen from the executive suite. This article is part of a collection entitled "Quality Grand Rounds," a series published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that explores quality issues and medical errors.