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Special or Theme Issue
Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:1723-1908.
The Institute of Medicine report, To Err Is Human, marked the founding of the patient safety field. This special issue of Health Affairs, published 20 years after that report, highlights achievements and progress to date. One implementation study of evidence-based surgical safety checklists demonstrated that leadership involvement, intensive activities, and engagement of frontline staff are all critical to successful adoption of safety practices. Another study demonstrated that communication-and-resolution programs either decreased or did not affect malpractice costs, providing further support for implementing such programs. Experts describe the critical role of human factors engineering in patient safety and outline how to enhance the use of these methods. The concluding editorial by David Bates and Hardeep Singh points to progress in reducing hospital-acquired infections and improving medication safety in acute care settings and highlights remaining gaps in the areas of outpatient care, diagnostic errors, and electronic health record safety. In the related information, the Moore Foundation provides free access to five articles in this special issue.
Simul Healthc. 2018;13(3S suppl 1):S1-S55.
Simulation strategies can help examine team interaction and care activities. Articles in this special issue explore the themes presented at an international research symposium on the use of simulation in health care. Topics covered include patient-centered simulation, adaptive learning, and communities of practice.
JMIR Publications. 2015–2017.
The increasing implementation of health information technology has introduced both benefits and challenges to patient safety. Articles in this series explore the impacts of technology on health care, including whether patient rating sites contribute to hospital supervision, the potential for mobile communication devices to increase clinician distraction, and the design and testing of mobile applications to support care.
Special or Theme Issue
Suresh S, ed. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016;63:221-388.
Utilizing informatics has shown promise for enhancing quality and patient safety, but this has also introduced unintended consequences. Articles in this special issue explore technology use in pediatric nursing care, including challenges, opportunities, and how to augment utilization of metrics and data for safety improvement.