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O'Loughlin E. New York Times. April 30, 2018.
Large-scale adverse events should lead to system examination and improvement. This newspaper article reports on misread cervical cancer tests that resulted in 208 women receiving false negative results over a 4-year period from a publicly funded smear test program in Ireland and the government inquiry launched in response to this large-scale failure.
Anthes E. Nature. 2015;523:516-518.
Checklists have been advocated as a safety strategy, despite challenges that hinder their success. Reporting on the unmet potential of checklists to reliably improve health care safety, this news article describes how resistance to checklist use, design problems, and implementation factors can limit their effectiveness.
Leslie I. New Statesman. June 4, 2014.
This magazine article reports on the experience of a pilot whose wife died due to a medical error. In response to learning about the chain of events that led to her death and how it could have been prevented, he committed to applying aviation safety concepts such as crew resource management and human factors to improve health care safety.
Jaffe E. Fast Company. November 11, 2013.
This article reports on a British initiative that studied health care processes for the purpose of designing devices to prevent medical errors.
Wright J. Nursing Times. 2013;109:11-14.
This record review study found that omitted doses of antimicrobial medications occur frequently in hospital settings in the United Kingdom.
Conroy-Smith E, Herring R, Caldwell G. Clin Teach. 2011;8:75-78.
This article describes how a rounds-based medication chart review initiative was implemented to educate physicians and medical students on medication safety behaviors.
Nursing Times. April 1, 2011.
This news article discusses medication safety risks for hospitalized diabetes patients.
Crocker C. Nurs Times. 2009 Nov 24;105:12-15.
This article tracks the care of a United Kingdom National Health Service patient and identifies several areas for process improvement to ensure safe medication delivery.
Tremlett G. Guardian.co.uk; July 13, 2009.
This newspaper article reports on a family that experienced two medical errors, resulting in the death of both a mother and her infant.
Gledhill V. The Evening Chronicle. January 25, 2007;News section:9.
This article reports on a patient death caused by medical omission and the communication failures that occurred with both the family and regulatory body after the incident.
Revill J. The Observer. May 15, 2005.
This article describes how reduced work hours for physicians in the United Kingdom may be leaving hospitals understaffed at night. Some junior doctors report being asked to perform duties for which they have not been trained.