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Journal Article > Study
High-profile investigations into hospital safety problems in England did not prompt patients to switch providers.
Laverty AA, Smith PC, Pape UJ, Mears A, Wachter RM, Millett C. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012;31:593-601.
While medical errors continue to affect patients on a daily basis, most organizations fear high-profile cases that land on front pages of newspapers or lead to extensive regulatory intervention. This study evaluated the role of England's Care Quality Commission in their own regulatory investigation of major issues occurring in three hospitals. The investigations led to considerable media attention, but whether this influenced patient behavior was unknown. The authors found that the investigations had zero impact on utilization at two of the hospitals. The third experienced a decrease in inpatient admissions and new patient visits, but the effect dissipated 6 months following the public report. In an era of greater transparency and increased attention on patient safety, these findings suggest that patients' decision-making is perhaps less influenced than expected by such events. Two past AHRQ WebM&M perspectives discussed organizational change in the face of highly public errors at Duke and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Vaida B. The Washingtonian. January 27, 2012.
This magazine article discusses patient safety improvement efforts as well as challenges hindering more widespread error reduction.
Journal Article > Study
Hinchcliff R, Westbrook J, Greenfield D, Baysari M, Moldovan M, Braithwaite J. Int J Qual Health Care. 2012;24:1-8.
Ryan J. All Things Considered. National Public Radio. October 16, 2013.
This radio news segment reports on patient falls, including risk factors and prevention strategies.
Rosenberg T. New York Times. December 4, 2013.
Preventable adverse events may result in more harm than previously thought. Highlighting inconsistencies in publicly reported hospital safety data, this newspaper article explains how information is collected, analyzed, and presented by organizations such as Hospital Compare, Consumer Reports, and Leapfrog.
Harrow, Middlesex, UK: The Patients Association; 2013.
This publication provides patient and family accounts of incidents involving inadequate care or harm and highlights the need for improvements recommended in a National Health Services report.
Allen M. ProPublica. September 19, 2013.
Rosenbaum L. The New Yorker: Elements. August 20, 2013.
This magazine article relates the risks and benefits associated with the 2003 resident work hour limits.
Hartcollis A. New York Times. May 29, 2013:A18.
This newspaper article reports on efforts, such as remote video monitoring or distributing "red cards," to improve hand hygiene compliance in hospitals.
Teegardin C. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 28, 2013.
Chen PW. New York Times. April 18, 2013.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. April 9, 2013.
This newspaper article describes how one hospital has fostered open communication about medical errors through a monthly newsletter that recounts mistakes in an effort to prevent them from recurring. Reports in the newsletter also solicit the involved patient's perspective.
Howard B. AARP The Magazine. April/May 2013;56:46-50,52,71.
This magazine article details how several hospitals have taken a comprehensive approach to improving patient safety in their organizations. An interactive graphic displays many of the methods being used; an accompanying tool lists hospitals and their safety features.
Brown T. New York Times. March 17, 2013:SR5.
McFadden C. ABC News Nightline. March 6, 2013.
Hartocollis A, Bernstein N. New York Times. November 2, 2012:A1.
Reporting on power outages and flooding that hospitals faced following a strong hurricane, this newspaper article describes how health systems worked to keep patients safe.
Kane J. PBS NewsHour. October 23, 2012.
This video reveals how checklists can help patients and their families ensure safety during hospital care.
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.
Kolata G. New York Times. August 22, 2012.
Despite strict infection controls placed around a patient carrying a deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria, 17 other patients also became infected and 6 died. This newspaper article details the approach used to track the chain of transmission.
Eisler P. USA Today. August 16, 2012.
This newspaper article reports on how clinicians, hospitals, and health care systems can reduce incidence of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections.