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Office of Health Care Quality. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; 2018.
This annual report summarizes never events in Maryland hospitals over the previous year. From July 2016--June 2017, reported patient falls and pressure ulcers increased. The authors recommend several corrective actions to build on training and policy changes to guide improvement work, including improving use of hospital data to proactively manage risk and engaging hospital and departmental leaders in root cause analysis.
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides consumers with publicly available information on the quality of Medicare-certified hospital care through this Web site. The site includes specific information for both patients and hospitals on how to use the data to guide decision-making and improvement initiatives. Most recently, listings from the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP) and data on Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals were added to the reports available.
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Bottle A, Aylin P. Qual Saf Health Care. 2009;18:303-308.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Patient Safety Indicators were found to have limited utility in screening for patient safety problems in British hospitals.
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Marc J. Shapiro, MD; February 2004
Trusting an incorrectly labeled chest x-ray over physical exam findings, a resident places a chest tube for pneumothorax in the wrong side.