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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. May 18, 2016.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 15, 2015;20:1-4.
Carbonara P. Fast Company. October 2008.
This magazine article describes how one health system is using an evidence-based, pay-for-performance program to reduce errors and improve outcomes in coronary-artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
Inspiring Ideas and Celebrating Successes: A Guidebook to Leading Patient Safety Practices in Ontario Hospitals.
OHA Patient Safety Support Service. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Hospital Association; 2006.
This report shares successful patient safety strategies employed in Ontario hospitals to address medication safety, patient incident management, infection issues, and administrative process improvements.
Journal Article > Study
Quillen K, Murphy K. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006;130:1196-1198.
The authors collected data on specimen mislabeling and implemented an intervention to provide timely feedback to emergency department staff, after which major mislabeling decreased from 47% to 14%.
Harmon KT. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. March/April 2006;3:20-26.
The author, a former flight surgeon, describes safety concepts and guidelines that have minimized mishaps in naval aviation and discusses how these may be applied to health care.