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Journal Article > Review
de Araújo BC, de Melo RC, de Bortoli MC, de Alcântara Bonfim JR, Toma TS. Front Pharmacol. 2019;10:439.
Prescribing errors are common and can result in patient harm. This review summarizes four key options to reduce prescribing errors: prescriber education, effective use of computerized alert systems at the clinical interface, use of tools and guidance to inform practice, and multidisciplinary teams that include pharmacists.
Journal Article > Study
The effect of external inspections on safety in acute hospitals in the National Health Service in England: a controlled interrupted time-series analysis.
Castro-Avila A, Bloor K, Thompson C. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2019;24:182-190.
In the United States, unannounced accreditation inspections are deployed extensively to evaluate hospital safety. This interrupted time-series analysis found that enhanced accreditation procedures in the United Kingdom did not improve rates of either pressure ulcers or falls. In a PSNet interview, the president of The Joint Commission discussed how accrediting bodies can help achieve high reliability.
Journal Article > Commentary
Fernández Taylor KR. PLoS Med. 2007;4:e205.
This author describes his experience as a physician-trainee in El Salvador, outlines the consequences of fatigue in the medical environment, and provides suggestions for improvement.