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Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Paul Barach, MD, MPH , The Law and Patient Safety, December 2005
Quality health care and patient safety have emerged as major concerns in society. The Institute of Medicine’s report entitled To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System led to considerable discussion in both the public and private sectors on the need...
Journal Article > Commentary
Weisbaum K, Hyland S, Bernstein M. Healthcare Q. 2005;8:66-69.
The authors argue that, under certain conditions, publication of patient information without consent can be justified for the purposes of learning from medical errors.
Journal Article > Study
Agoritsas T, Bovier PA, Perneger TV. J Gen Intern Med. 2005;20:922-928.
The authors surveyed adults recently discharged from a Swiss hospital and found that patients can effectively pinpoint in-hospital adverse events.