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Preventable tragedies: superbugs and how ineffective monitoring of medical device safety fails patients.
US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. January 13, 2016.
Insufficient sterilization of duodenoscopes and other medical equipment has been linked to health care–associated infection outbreaks. This report summarizes findings from a government investigation into existing methods for monitoring and reporting device problems and provides recommendations for Congress, hospitals, and the Food and Drug Administration to augment identification and prevention of safety issues associated with medical devices.
Journal Article > Study
Shermock KM, Streiff MB, Pinto BL, Kraus P, Pronovost PJ. J Thromb Haemost. 2011;9:1769-1775.
In this study, investigators compared international normalized ratio measurements (INR, a measurement of blood clotting ability) obtained simultaneously on a point-of-care analyzer and a standard blood draw. Although the concordance between the two measurements met traditional quality assurance standards, the point-of-care analyzer results were systematically biased toward normal measurements, putting patients at risk of preventable adverse events due to failure to adjust anticoagulant medications appropriately.
Dekker S. New York, NY: CRC Press; 2011. ISBN: 1439852251.
This book explores the complexity of patient safety improvement through the lens of human factors engineering and provides practical avenues for its application.
Health IT Law & Industry Report; February 26, 2010.
This news article covers federal testimony in support of health information technology (HIT) system regulation by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The piece describes safety concerns that could result from HIT and discusses potential regulatory approaches to improvement, such as third-party reporting, confidentiality, and limited liability.
Journal Article > Commentary
Bates DW, Wachter RM, Vanderveen T. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. July/August 2009;6:22-27.
This piece shares insights from an interactive audio conference regarding the potential impact of information technology on safe medication delivery.