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Journal Article > Commentary
An anesthesiology department leads culture change at a hospital system level to improve quality and patient safety.
Fleischut PM, Evans AS, Faggiani SL, Lazar EJ, Kerr GE. Anesthesiol Clin. 2011;29:153-167.
This commentary describes how an anesthesiology department engaged residents in quality and patient safety initiatives and discusses the resulting impact on medication reconciliation, process improvement, laboratory ordering, and patient safety awareness.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2008;5:75-80.
This article analyzed reports of medication errors due to patient allergies and found that lack of patient or drug information contributed to many of these errors.
Journal Article > Study
What is the patient really taking? Discrepancies between surgery and anesthesiology preoperative medication histories.
Burda SA, Hobson D, Pronovost PJ. Qual Saf Health Care. 2005;14:414-416.
The researchers compared postoperative intensive care unit admission records at one hospital to track differences between surgery and anesthesia preoperative medication histories. They found that 73% had at least one discrepancy.