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Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. September 29, 2010.
This trio of public service announcements promotes safe medication use, informed discharge, and family and friends as advocates in the hospital.
Kane J. PBS NewsHour. October 23, 2012.
This video reveals how checklists can help patients and their families ensure safety during hospital care.
Consumer Reports Health. September 2009.
Drawing from surveys of nurses and patients, this article offers tips on how to improve safety during a hospital stay.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. April 25, 2007.
This podcast features an interview with Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Director Carolyn Clancy discussing handoffs in health care and how a patient can help in making handoffs more reliable. A companion piece for the clinician is also available.
Blaney B. Associated Press [USA Today]. March 12, 2007.
This article reports on the abduction of a newborn by an individual masquerading as a hospital employee. Infant abduction is one of the patient safety "never events" defined by the National Quality Forum.