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Poll: Many Sick Americans Experience Significant Financial Problems and Report Their Care is not Well-Managed.
Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Public Radio, and the Harvard School of Public Health. May 21, 2012.
This report describes findings from a poll that investigated how cost of care and health insurance affect patients' experiences of health care quality and safety in the United States.
Patankar MS, Brown JP, Treadwell MD. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing; 2005. ISBN: 9780754642473.
The authors review the ethical foundations of safety in the aviation, health care, and occupational and environmental health industries. The authors encourage professionals to embrace ethical decision making in supporting their safety work.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Paris, France: OECD Publishing; 2019. ISBN: 978926474260.
The overprescribing of prescription opioids heightens the likelihood of opioid dependence and harm. This report shares data from 25 countries to provide a baseline for the current crisis. The publication illustrates the complexity of the opioid epidemic and suggests that system-focused multisector strategies are required to address the problem.
Jha AK, Iliff AR, Chaoui AA, Defossez S, Bombaugh MC, Miller YA. Waltham, MA: Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Harvard Global Health Institute; 2019.
Clinician well-being affects the safety of the care environment. This publication suggests that the ramifications of physician burnout are a public health concern. The report provides an overview of the burnout crisis and recommends strategies to address the problem, including mental health initiatives, electronic health record enhancements, and appointment of chief wellness officers.
Boston, MA: Harvard School of Public Health; December 2014.
This statewide public telephone survey in Massachusetts found that more than 20% of respondents experienced a medical error in the prior 5 years, and more than half of these incidents resulted in harm. Prior patient surveys have brought to light previously unrecognized safety problems, although discrepancies have been shown to exist between patient reports and other methods for detecting adverse events. Most respondents attributed adverse events to individual physicians and nurses rather than health systems, underscoring the challenge of conveying blame-free culture and systems approaches to the public. Diagnostic errors were the most common type of error reported. About half of patients who experienced medical errors reported the incident to a clinician, hospital, or official agency. Most patients did not look for safety or quality information in choosing a physician or hospital, and only a third of respondents view patient safety as a serious problem for the state. Importantly, prior to being given an explanation, less than half of respondents understood the term "medical error." These findings emphasize the divide between the high prevalence of safety hazards and the lack of public awareness of patient safety efforts and policy.
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Care Quality Commission; October 9, 2014.
The Mid Staffordshire Trust has been under much scrutiny in recent years. This report highlights insights from staff about the trust's current ability to deliver safe care and whether these efforts can be sustained in the future, with a focus on staffing levels, organizational leadership, and attention to new approaches to achieving safety. The authors also note that staff at the trust were fatigued due to external and internal forces driving improvement.
Ottawa, ON, Canada: Canadian Institute for Health Information; August 14, 2007.
Using survey data as well as information on patient safety indicators, this report provides an update on the frequency of certain types of errors and incidents in Canada.
Bethesda, MD: National Council on Patient Information and Education; August 2007.
This report discusses poor medication adherence as a public health issue, describes contributing factors, and outlines a 10-step action plan to improve adherence.
Assessment of the AHRQ Patient Safety Initiative: Moving from Research to Practice Evaluation Report II (2003–2004).
Farley DO, Morton SC, Damberg CL, et al. Santa Monica, CA: The Rand Corporation; 2007. ISBN: 9780833041487.
This report is the second installment of a series commissioned to evaluate the success of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's patient safety agenda and related programs.