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Journal Article > Study
Weingart SN, Simchowitz B, Kahlert Eng T, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:63-71.
This study combined two approaches widely advocated for improving safety: teamwork training and involving patients in safety efforts. In response to prior research on safety problems in outpatient chemotherapy suites, the investigators implemented a teamwork training intervention with the assistance of patient volunteers. Based on safety principles such as situational awareness and closed-loop communication, the intervention focused on encouraging patients to ask specific questions regarding their care. Patients who were aware of the program reported that they changed their behaviors as a result. This is one of the first studies to report on engaging patients in a teamwork intervention.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. March 28, 2011.
This newspaper article discusses how combining best practices in teamwork, simulation, and communication can improve patient safety during obstetric emergencies.
Chen PW. New York Times. January 28, 2010.
This newspaper column explains how simulation training is being integrated into medical education to help clinical teams improve their skills and ensure patient safety.
Kowalczyk L. The Boston Globe. August 10, 2008;Metro section:1A.
This article describes how physician outbursts can affect patient safety and discusses a new Joint Commission policy that supports actions against providers who engage in disruptive behavior.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. October 26, 2007;Metro section:1A.
This article investigates the causes of surgical errors reported in recent years by Massachusetts hospitals, and identifies team training and instrument bar-coding as solutions for improvement.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. March 29, 2007:4B.
This article reports on an award recognizing Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital for its approach to improving patient safety in response to the death of an infant in 2000.
Bohan S. Oakland Tribune. January 27, 2007.
This article describes how simulators are being used by hospitals to train medical teams on effective communication and teamwork.
Grant > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2008.
This announcement describes the 19 projects funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in 2006 that studies the potential of simulation to improve patient safety.