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Stein L. St. Petersburg Times. June 21, 2010.
Reporting on wrong-site surgeries in Florida hospitals, this newspaper article describes how timeouts have changed the nature and frequency of surgical errors.
Associated Press. MSNBC. November 27, 2007.
This news article reports repeated incidents of wrong-side surgery at the same facility, and state and hospital reactions to the errors.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition). June 28, 2006:D1. [reprinted on Post-gazette.com].
This article reports on communication interventions such as SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) that make patient hand-offs more reliable.
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Robert S. Wigton, MD; October 2003
Misplacement of an NG tube sends charcoal into the lung; the patient dies of complications.