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A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2016.
Learning organizations are capable of addressing problems through information sharing and learning from past experience to facilitate improvement and innovation. Large system failure occurs when such interventions are not disseminated and implemented. This report discusses the need to ensure that lessons learned in military trauma care are acted on and sustained and recommends that this information be translated for the civilian health system as a way to reduce preventable patient harm in trauma care.
Ruoff G, ed. Cambridge, MA: CRICO Strategies; 2012.
This report analyzes malpractice claims from 90 hospitals across the United States to identify risks in emergency medicine.
Weiss AJ, Elixhauser A, Barrett ML, Steiner CA, Bailey MK, O'Malley L. HCUP Statistical Brief #219. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2016.
Opioids are known to be high-risk medications, and their misuse is an increasingly recognized patient safety problem. This data analysis from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project delineates trends in opioid-related hospitalizations by state between 2005 and 2014. Both hospital stays and emergency department visits related to opioids have been increasing every year, paralleling trends in opioid overdose deaths. There was substantial variation across states, and the overall rate of opioid-related inpatient stays was 225 per 100,000 population for 2014. These data underscore the need to improve the safety of opioid use to prevent morbidity and mortality.
Fingar KR, Barrett ML, Elixhauser A, Stocks C, Steiner CA. HCUP Statistical Brief #195. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; November 2015.
Defining preventability has become increasingly important due to its use as a measure for cost and reimbursement mechanisms. This report presents data on hospitalizations for conditions that might be averted through quality ambulatory care and reveals that preventable hospital stays decreased between 2005 and 2012.
Fisher JD, Freeman K, Clarke A, et al. Health Services and Delivery Research. Southampton, UK: NIHR Journals Library; May 2015.
The safety of emergency medical care delivered in conjunction with ambulance services has not been studied in the United Kingdom. Analyzing evidence associated with ambulance care, this scoping review found that inconsistent use of terminology was a problem and identified specific areas that require further research to develop safer models of prehospital care, including diagnosis and treatment, equipment use, and ambulance-to-hospital handover.
Boonyasai RT, Ijagbemi OM, Pham JC, et al. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2014. AHRQ Publication No. 14(15)-0067-EF.
This report analyzes the literature discussing emergency department discharge processes and highlights elements of high-quality discharges and risk factors for suboptimal discharges. The in-depth review summarizes interventions currently implemented to augment discharge procedures, care coordination, and the identification of patients more susceptible to poor discharge.
Lucado J, Paez K, Elixhauser A. HCUP Statistical Brief #109. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2011.