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- Technologic Approaches 2
- Transparency and Accountability 1
- Device-related Complications 1
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Rein L. Washington Post. August 30, 2019.
Span P. New York Times. February 1, 2019.
Cognitive and functional decline can occur as individuals age. Concerns have been raised regarding the need to assess skills of aging physicians. This newspaper article reports on the implementation of mandatory evaluation programs to assess competencies of older surgeons and the profession's response to them.
Whitehead N. National Public Radio. June 18, 2015.
Harasim P. Las Vegas Review-Journal. March 15, 2011:1A.
This newspaper article reports how a physician reused single-use equipment and put patients at risk for blood-borne diseases.
Tarkan L. New York Times. January 25, 2011:D1.
This newspaper article reports on the aging of the physician population and its potential risks to patient safety.
Vedder T. Problem Solvers. KOMO 4 News. October 1, 2010.
This news piece discusses medication errors that led to adverse events in a Seattle children's hospital.
Bernhard B, Kohler J. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. August 1, 2010:A1
In the context of system failures that contributed to the death of a patient, this newspaper article describes how never events are rarely publicized, even though hospital inspection reports are public records.
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.
Quintero F. Orlando Sentinel. June 16, 2010;A1.
This newspaper article reports how one hospital system introduced advanced training programs to ensure safe use of surgical robots.
Young A. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; September 20, 2009:B1.
This newspaper article reports on numerous prescription mistakes in retail pharmacies in Georgia and offers tips for consumers to help prevent errors with their medications.
Jewell K, McGiffert L. Austin, TX: Consumers Union; 2009.
The 10 years since the release of the Institute of Medicine's To Err Is Human report have yielded some improvements in patient safety, but this Consumers Union report reminds clinicians and consumers alike that much work remains to be done. As the report notes, preventable safety problems such as medication errors and health care–associated infections still cause significant morbidity and mortality, despite the existence of effective preventive strategies. The report advocates for standardized measurement and public reporting of errors and calls for tighter accreditation standards for health care professionals.
Kowalczyk L. The Boston Globe. August 10, 2008;Metro section:1A.
This article describes how physician outbursts can affect patient safety and discusses a new Joint Commission policy that supports actions against providers who engage in disruptive behavior.
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.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. October 26, 2007;Metro section:1A.
This article investigates the causes of surgical errors reported in recent years by Massachusetts hospitals, and identifies team training and instrument bar-coding as solutions for improvement.
Wachter RM. Los Angeles Times. July 1, 2007:M1.
Recently, California health officials have argued to revoke the license of King-Harbor Hospital, owing to concerns about patient safety. In this op-ed piece, the author suggests that this urban hospital is unable to provide reliable and safe care to its patients despite repeated attempts to improve the organization.
Dworkin A. The Oregonian. June 20, 2007:A01.
This article reports on dispensing errors made by Oregon pharmacists and the fines imposed as penalty for those errors.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. April 21, 2007:B1.
This article reports on the results from Joint Commission site inspections of five Boston-area hospitals.
Wolfe W. Minneapolis Star Tribune. February 28, 2007.
This article reports on three patient deaths due to errors at a state-owned nursing home for veterans.
Breast Cancer Services in Trafford and North Manchester. An Investigation Into The Circumstances Surrounding A Serious Clinical Incident In Symptomatic Breast Services – The Baker Report.
Baker M. Manchester, England: NHS North West; February 2007.
This report shares findings from an investigation into individual and system failures that contributed to a radiologist misreading mammograms for a 2-year period.
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.