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Search results for "Patients"
Holt TE. Men's Health. November 3, 2006.
This series includes articles on "doorway diagnosis" (or a doctor's assessment of a patient before an exam begins), anesthesiologists addicted to painkillers, and medical mistakes in the emergency room.
Cullen A. Uitgeverij van Brug: The Hague, The Netherlands; 2019. ISBN: 9789065232236.
Patient stories offer important insights regarding the impact medical errors have on patients and their families. This book shares the author's experience with medical error and spotlights how lack of transparency in European health care can contribute to avoidable process failures that result in patient harm.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. July 29, 2017.
Journal Article > Study
Healthcare professional and patient codesign and validation of a mechanism for service users to feedback patient safety experiences following a care transfer: a qualitative study.
Scott J, Heavey E, Waring J, Jones D, Dawson P. BMJ Open. 2016;6:e011222.
Patients may provide a valuable perspective with regard to safety efforts. In this qualitative study, researchers developed and validated a survey for patients to provide feedback on safety issues about care transfers between different institutions. The authors suggest that further research is necessary to determine the usability of the survey and how best to use the patient feedback obtained.
Gabler E. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. May 15, 2015.
Reporting on weaknesses in laboratory testing methods, this news article discusses patients' experiences with testing errors to illustrate how such failures can contribute to patient harm—such as missed or delayed diagnosis—and raises concerns about insufficient transparency, investigations, and regulations around laboratory facilities with poor processes.
Gubar S. New York Times. October 30, 2014.
This newspaper article describes how surgical complications, health care–associated infections, and ineffective patient–provider communication contributed to a patient's experience with harm and suggests that transparency around the incident and preoperative patient briefings could have improved the situation.
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.
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.
Vesely R. Inside Bay Area. December 28, 2006.
This article describes a variety of quality and safety problems in the labor and delivery ward at a large public hospital.
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.
Gulliver D. Sarasota Herald Tribune. November 7, 2006:BS1.
This article reports on the death of a restrained patient and outlines the factors affecting the subsequent reporting of the event.
Stout D. New York Times. June 17, 2006;National desk:9.
This article reports on the investigation following the death of New York Times reporter David E. Rosenbaum. The investigation uncovered a range of failures in emergency care and is described in a report available via the link below.
Feldman R. The Washington Post. May 2, 2006:HE01.
In this article, a nurse shares her firsthand account of what it was like to be a surgical patient and the surprising safety and quality shortcomings she encountered during her hospital stay.
Dublin, Ireland: Irish Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare; 2005.
This report provides results from a 26-hospital survey investigating areas of service and care weakness in Irish hospitals. The research revealed problems related to information transfer, overwork, and lack of patient involvement in decision making about their care.
Meisel Z. Slate. November 8, 2005.
In this article, an emergency medicine physician describes the work environment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics and why it is prone to error.