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- Specialization of Care 3
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- Transparency and Accountability 1
- Device-related Complications 4
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 2
- Identification Errors 4
- Medical Complications 5
- Medication Safety 8
- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications 1
- Surgical Complications 13
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Search results for "Hospitals"
Weise E. USA Today. May 18, 2005.
Watts E, Rayman G. Diabetes UK. London, UK; 2018.
Chronic disease management can add complexity to inpatient care regimens. Researchers worked with patients, system leaders, and clinicians to examine areas of risk for hospitalized patients with diabetes and determine solutions such as specialized teams, clinical leadership, and improved use of technology. A WebM&M commentary illustrated safety challenges associated with providing care for hospitalized patients with diabetes.
Perspectives on Safety > Annual Perspective
with commentary by Rachel J. Stern, MD, and Urmimala Sarkar, MD, 2017
Patient engagement in safety has evolved from obscurity to maturity over the past two decades. This Annual Perspective highlights emerging approaches to engaging patients and caregivers in safety efforts, including novel technological innovations, and summarizes the existing evidence on the efficacy of such approaches.
Selected medication safety risks to manage in 2016 that might otherwise fall off the radar screen—part 1 and part 2.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 28, 2016;21:1-4. February 11, 2016;21:1-5.
Leslie I. New Statesman. June 4, 2014.
This magazine article reports on the experience of a pilot whose wife died due to a medical error. In response to learning about the chain of events that led to her death and how it could have been prevented, he committed to applying aviation safety concepts such as crew resource management and human factors to improve health care safety.
Miller K. Daily Circuit. Minnesota Public Radio. January 30, 2013.
Sternberg S. US News & World Report. August 28, 2012.
This magazine article discusses insights from experts and patients on how to prevent errors in hospitals in the United States.
Nance JJ, Bartholomew KM. Boseman, MT: Second River Healthcare Press; 2012. ISBN: 9781936406128.
Journal Article > Study
Patient safety, satisfaction, and quality of hospital care: cross sectional surveys of nurses and patients in 12 countries in Europe and the United States.
Aiken LH, Sermeus W, Van den Heede K, et al. BMJ. 2012;344:e1717.
Seminal studies in the United States have shown strong associations between nurses' working conditions and patient safety, with high patient-to-nurse ratios and greater patient turnover being linked to increased mortality. This multinational survey of nurses and patients found that improved nurse work environments and reduced patient-to-nurse ratios were linked to better perceptions of quality and patient satisfaction. Moderately strong correlations were found between patient satisfaction and nursing reports of care quality, although there were wide variations in both measures across different countries. This study lends additional support to the view that improving the work environment for nurses can strengthen patient safety.
St Andrews, Scotland: Scottish Information Commissioner; February 21, 2012. Reference No: 201100433.
This report describes an investigation into a 5-year delay in action plans for critical incident reviews in Scotland.
Rojas-Burke J. The Oregonian. May 25, 2011.
Harasim P. Las Vegas Review-Journal. November 21, 2010;News:1B.
This article discusses how the organizational system of one hospital delayed an investigation into catheter line malfunctions.
Kalb C. Newsweek. Oct 4, 2010;156:48.
This news piece describes adjustments made in medical training to enable safe, team-oriented practice during residency.
Dunklin R, Goetinck Ambrose S, Egerton B. Dallas Morning News. August 1, 2010:A01.
This newspaper article reveals how one teaching hospital facilitated error through ineffective resident training, weak oversight, and poor safety culture.
Schulz K. Slate.com. June 28, 2010.
This discussion with the head of the National Center for Patient Safety reveals insights on reliability, reporting, and system improvement gleaned from his career in high-risk industries.
Austin, TX: Texas Medical Institute for Technology and the Quaid Foundation; 2010.
This documentary reports on families affected by medical errors; it includes the story of a high-profile heparin overdose and how it transformed the family of actor Dennis Quaid into advocates for patient safety.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
In this annual publication, AHRQ reviews the results of the National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report. Providing a 5-year update on the National Quality Strategy, this report highlights that a wide range of quality measures have shown improvement in quality, access, and cost.
Dr Foster Intelligence Unit. London, UK: Imperial College London; 2009.
This consumer-focused report ranked the 148 hospital trusts in the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) on patient safety, clinical effectiveness, and patient experiences and found wide variation in the scores.
King S. New York, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press; 2009. ISBN: 9780802119209.
This memoir shares the story of Sorrel King's crusade to make medical care safer. Sorrel King is the mother of Josie King, who died tragically in 2001 at age 18 months because of medical errors during a hospitalization at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has subsequently become one of the nation's foremost patient advocates for safety, forming an influential foundation (the Josie King Foundation) and partnering with Johns Hopkins to promote the field of patient safety around the world.
Bogdanich W. New York Times. June 20, 2009;National Desk:1.
Flawed safety standards, including a lack of peer review and oversight, led to a series of errors in a cancer unit at a Philadelphia Veterans Affairs hospital.