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Search results for "Hospitals"
San Francisco, CA: The Leapfrog Group; May 2, 2006.
This news release announces that 22 California hospitals have been recognized for their achievements in addressing The Leapfrog Group's standards of quality and safety.
Grant M. AARP The Magazine. September/October 2010;53:48-51,90-91.
The Oprah Winfrey Show. March 10, 2009.
This feature spotlights Dennis Quaid's experience with medical errors and offers tips for patients on protecting their health.
Tarkan L. New York Times. September 14, 2008;Health section:7.
This article describes how medical errors may cause serious harm in pediatric patients and offers tips for hospitals and parents to foster safe treatment.
Chun D. Gainsville Sun. August 21, 2006.
This article describes a computerized drug ordering and dispensing system at a Florida hospital.
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Russ Cucina, MD, MS; July 2006
Despite full documentation and a wristband regarding her severe food allergy, an inpatient is advertently fed eggs and suffers an allergic reaction.
Wherry R. Forbes Magazine. June 20, 2005.
This article uses examples from several hospitals to illustrate the behavioral and financial issues involved in implementing information technologies such as electronic health records and order entry systems.
Washington, DC: Leapfrog Group.
This website offers resources related to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey investigating hospitals' progress in implementing specific patient safety practices. Updates to the survey include increased time allotted to complete computerized provider order entry evaluation, staffing of critical care physicians on intensive care units, and use of tools to measure safety culture. Reports discussing the results are segmented into specific areas of focus such as health care-associated infections and medication errors.