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Holt TE. Men's Health. November 3, 2006.
This series includes articles on "doorway diagnosis" (or a doctor's assessment of a patient before an exam begins), anesthesiologists addicted to painkillers, and medical mistakes in the emergency room.
Gubar S. New York Times. October 30, 2014.
This newspaper article describes how surgical complications, health care–associated infections, and ineffective patient–provider communication contributed to a patient's experience with harm and suggests that transparency around the incident and preoperative patient briefings could have improved the situation.
Consumer Reports Health. September 2009.
Drawing from surveys of nurses and patients, this article offers tips on how to improve safety during a hospital stay.
Feldman R. The Washington Post. May 2, 2006:HE01.
In this article, a nurse shares her firsthand account of what it was like to be a surgical patient and the surprising safety and quality shortcomings she encountered during her hospital stay.
Berwick DM. Newsweek. December 12, 2005;46:75-78.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement President Don Berwick summarizes the six improvement measures of the 100K Lives Campaign.
Fischman J. US News and World Report. August 1, 2005;139:45,49-50,52.
This article reports on activities at several hospitals that illustrate how information technology can help improve the safety of health care.