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Journal Article > Study
Harman JS, Rost KM, Harle CA, Cook RL. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:962-967.
In this cross-sectional study, patients with multiple comorbidities were less likely to receive treatment for depression if their physician used an electronic medical record.
Journal Article > Study
Physicians' perceptions, preparedness for reporting, and experiences related to impaired and incompetent colleagues.
DesRoches CM, Rao SR, Fromson JA, et al. JAMA. 2010;304:187-193.
Patient safety initiatives will increasingly balance the tension between systems change and individual accountability, and medical professionalism is often at the center of this discussion. Although certain behaviors in medical school predict unprofessional behavior, efforts to teach these skills have been described, particularly in addressing disruptive behavior. This study surveyed physicians and found that nearly 70% believe that it is their professional responsibility to report an impaired or incompetent colleague. However, of those with knowledge of such a colleague, 33% failed to report them to a relevant authority. Barriers to reporting included a belief that it wasn't their responsibility, nothing would happen from reporting them, and fear of retribution. A related editorial discusses medical professionalism in the context of this study's findings and weighs different strategies to address the challenges. A past AHRQ WebM&M conversation and commentary also discuss professionalism and patient safety.
Journal Article > Review
Meta-analysis: effect of interactive communication between collaborating primary care physicians and specialists.
Foy R, Hempel S, Rubenstein L, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2010;152:247-258.
This meta-analysis found that interactive communication between collaborating primary care providers and specialists (psychiatrists and endocrinologists in this study) is associated with improved patient outcomes. The interactive communication methods included joint consultations, scheduled phone discussions, and shared documentation, with the authors suggesting a need for changes in reimbursement models to support such interventions.
London, UK: National Patient Safety Agency; 2009. ISBN: 9781906624088.
This publication analyzes 72,482 medication incidents reported to the National Health Service and highlights areas for improvement and prevention.
Journal Article > Commentary
Bates DW, Larizgoitia I, Prasopa-Plaizier N, Jha AK; Research Priority Setting Working Group of the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety. BMJ. 2009;338:b1775.
This article describes the results from a group of international clinicians, researchers, and policymakers that identified undeveloped research areas in global patient safety.