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Journal Article > Commentary
Lennes IT, Bohlen N, Park ER, Mort E, Burke D, Ryan DP. J Oncol Pract. 2016;12:e495-e501.
Chemotherapy is a complicated process, and it is vulnerable to error due to factors that can affect the various steps involved. This commentary describes how one multidisciplinary cancer center designed and applied a taxonomy to report and monitor chemotherapy errors. The authors summarize the results of the work and provide suggestions for organizations that seek to develop similar tracking and analysis methods.
Journal Article > Study
Bittle MJ, LaMarche S. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:519-525, AP1-AP3.
Efforts to address poor provider hand hygiene rates have escalated in the setting of increased attention to health care–associated infections. Along parallel lines, the importance of patient engagement was elevated by its introduction into the National Patient Safety Goals. This pilot study adopted a tool to engage patients in auditing provider hand hygiene rates in the ambulatory setting. Investigators found that patients were largely willing to monitor and report on providers' compliance with hand hygiene and did not feel it impacted their patient–provider relationship. Patient observations correlated well to independent direct observations of hand hygiene rates, suggesting that this type of engagement may be efficient and acceptable.