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Perspectives on Safety > Annual Perspective
with commentary by Rachel J. Stern, MD, and Urmimala Sarkar, MD, 2018
Patient engagement is widely acknowledged as a cornerstone of patient safety. Research in 2018 demonstrates that patient engagement, when done correctly, can help health care systems identify safety hazards, regain trust after they occur, and codesign sustainable solutions.
Journal Article > Study
Bittle MJ, LaMarche S. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:519-525, AP1-AP3.
Efforts to address poor provider hand hygiene rates have escalated in the setting of increased attention to health care–associated infections. Along parallel lines, the importance of patient engagement was elevated by its introduction into the National Patient Safety Goals. This pilot study adopted a tool to engage patients in auditing provider hand hygiene rates in the ambulatory setting. Investigators found that patients were largely willing to monitor and report on providers' compliance with hand hygiene and did not feel it impacted their patient–provider relationship. Patient observations correlated well to independent direct observations of hand hygiene rates, suggesting that this type of engagement may be efficient and acceptable.
Zaidi K, Curry PD Jr, Becker SC. Pharmaceutical Technology. November 2, 2005;29:102-103.
This article reports on recommendations developed by United States Pharmacopeia (USP) to improve the safety of using medical gas, including revisions to USP monographs.
Cases & Commentaries
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Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH; October 2003
Switched urine specimens lead to a patient receiving the wrong answer about her pregnancy test.