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Rau J. Washington Post. April 29, 2016.
Transitions in care between inpatient and outpatient settings are an increasing concern for patient safety. Reporting on a fatal medication error that was missed by a patient's pharmacist and home health nurses, this newspaper article discusses various risks associated with hospital-to-home transitions such as insufficient case management and communication.
Journal Article > Study
Sheppard JE, Weidner LC, Zakai S, Fountain-Polley S, Williams J. Arch Dis Child. 2008;93:204-206.
Review of progress notes and sign-outs at a pediatric hospital revealed a high incidence of confusing or non-standard abbreviations to describe medications and clinical conditions, many of which were not recognized by independent observers.
Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Nancy C. Elder, MD, MSPH, Outpatient Safety, May 2006
Dr. Jones was sure he had increased Mr. H's cholesterol-lowering medication to 80 mg 6 months ago, but, at his visit today, his pill bottle still says 40 mg. In reviewing Ms. B's chart in preparation for performing a well-woman examination, Dr. Smith find...