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Journal Article > Review
Woodward HI, Mytton OT, Lemer C, et al. Annu Rev Public Health. 2010;31:479-497.
This narrative review provides a broad perspective on the current understanding of medical errors and the evidence behind commonly adopted prevention strategies. The authors then highlight a series of recommendations to improve patient safety.
Legislation/Regulation > Government Resource
Council recommendation on patient safety, including the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections.
Council of the European Union (2009).
This document provides a series of suggestions to improve patient safety in health care systems across the European Union.
Sydney, Australia: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; 2008. ISBN: 9780980346275.
This report compiles public and private data to provide insight into the quality and safety of patient care in Australian hospitals.
Special or Theme Issue
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2007;8(suppl):S1-S43.
This supplement covers issues related to safety indicators, fatigue, electronic medical records, infection, and disclosure of medical errors in the care of critically ill children.
Grant > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2008.
This announcement describes the 19 projects funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in 2006 that studies the potential of simulation to improve patient safety.
Newsweek. October 16, 2006:44-68, 72.
This "Health for Life" series features 10 case studies about patient safety and quality improvement efforts as well as several short articles on safety-related topics such as disclosure and computerizing medical care.
Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, The Transformation of Patient Safety at the VA, September 2006
Five years after the landmark Crossing the Quality Chasm report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the quality and safety of health care in the United States remains far from ideal.(1) It is easy to feel pessimistic. Can health care organizations really...
Arnst C. Business Week. July 17, 2006.
This article discusses improvements made at U.S. Veterans Affairs' hospitals as well as unique elements of the system that support safe and high-quality care.
Perspectives on Safety > Interview
Patient Safety Programs, July 2006
Allan Frankel, MD, is Director of Patient Safety for Partners HealthCare, the merged entity of Harvard hospitals and clinics that includes Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Frankel, an anesthesiologist by training, has been a key member of the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, co-chairing numerous Adverse Drug Events and Patient Safety Collaboratives. Dr. Frankel's work in patient safety focuses on leadership training, high reliability in health care, teamwork development, and cultural change. We asked Dr. Frankel to speak with us about developing a comprehensive patient safety program.
Journal Article > Study
Heffner JE, Webster L, Ellis R. J Patient Saf. 2006;2:72-77.
The authors looked at safety program–related content on 250 US hospitals' Web sites and found that few used their Web sites to provide public information on their hospital's safety efforts.
Journal Article > Commentary
A multifaceted approach to improve patient safety, prevent medical errors and resolve the professional liability crisis.
Weinstein L. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006;194:1160-1165; discussion 1165-1167.
The author provides background on the professional liability crisis and suggests that focus should be on changes to risk management, professional liability insurance, and the tort system.
Audiovisual > Meeting/Conference Proceedings
2005 Annual Patient Safety and Health Information Technology Conference: Making the Health Care System Safer through Implementation and Innovation.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. June 6-10, 2005.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) hosted the 2005 Annual Patient Safety and Health Information Technology Conference. Transcripts and slide presentations are available from the five-day event.