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Journal Article > Study
Paul Olson TJ, Brasel KJ, Redmann AJ, Alexander GC, Schwarze ML. JAMA Surg. 2013;148:29-35.
Surgical specialists report frequently experiencing conflict with intensive care unit physicians and nurses regarding goals of care when patients experience poor postoperative outcomes.
Journal Article > Commentary
Rossi PJ, Edmiston CE Jr. Surg Clin North Am. 2012;92:1369-1386.
This commentary discusses areas of risk in the intensive care unit along with interventions to mitigate them, including isolation precautions to lower infection rates and staffing intensivists to improve patient outcomes.
Washington, DC: Leapfrog Group; December 4, 2009.
This news announcement highlights the 45 urban, children's, and rural hospitals recognized for highly efficient performance and continuous improvement in patient safety based on the 2009 Leapfrog Hospital Survey results.
Journal Article > Study
Ward MM, Evans TC, Spies AJ, Roberts LL, Wakefield DS. Am J Med Qual. 2006;21:101-108.
This study assessed a representative group of hospitals to evaluate their perception and priority of each of the National Quality Forum's (NQF) 30 "safe practices." Investigators analyzed responses from 100 hospitals and determined higher ratings for priority than for progress of the practices overall. They noted the largest discrepancy between priority and progress in creating a safety culture with the highest progress rating for increasing safe medication use. Based on evaluating individual hospital characteristics, the authors also identified 20 safe practices not associated with measures of hospital structure, capacity, or resources. These particular findings may guide other organizations trying to develop strategic safety plans with respect to NQF safety recommendations.
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Lisa M. Bellini, MD; February 2004
Housestaff evaluate and admit a severely ill patient with lupus, suspect a viral syndrome, and do not initiate antibiotics. Despite discovery of the correct diagnosis in the morning by the attending, the patient dies.