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Landro L. Wall Street Journal. May 9, 2016.
Closed claims have been considered a source for adverse event data for years, and recently such data has been utilized to inform safety improvement work. This newspaper article reviews several organizational efforts that use claims data to determine factors that contribute to failure and strategies to address them, including process redesign and enhanced patient education.
Greenberg P, Ranum D, Siegal D. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. October 2015;12:18-20,22-24.
Carroll AE. New York Times. June 1, 2015.
Reporting on trends associated with medical malpractice, how the same physicians tend to get sued, and reasons patients file claims, this newspaper article discusses better communication and physician behavior change as ways to reduce malpractice risk. The early resolution program at University of Michigan is highlighted as an effective model for improvement.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. June 18, 2014.
Full disclosure programs have shown to be effective mechanisms for early resolution of adverse events. This article reveals one early adopter's experience with full disclosure and provides insights from the architects of the program to guide others in implementing similar strategies and spread success associated with the approach.
Eisler P, Hansen B. USA Today. August 20, 2013.
This newspaper article reports on physicians with records of misconduct and how poor oversight for monitoring and discipline allows them to continue practicing medicine.
Dyer C. BMJ. 2005;330:1228.
This article reports on the National Health Service's plan to handle small claims from medical mistakes without litigation.