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McKimm A, ed. London, UK: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd; 2014.
This Web site provides access to a collection of practice reports on patient safety and quality improvement initiatives in the United Kingdom. The latest update includes articles on efforts to enhance the safety of medication reconciliation, warfarin administration, learning culture, information documentation, and handoffs.
Thomson R, Luettel D, Healey F, Scobie S. London, UK: National Patient Safety Agency; 2007. ISBN: 9780955634055.
In analyzing information submitted to the British voluntary incident reporting system, this report revealed safety problems that contributed to delays in treatment and resuscitation.
Journal Article > Commentary
Retrieval medicine: a review and guide for UK practitioners. Part 2: safety in patient retrieval systems.
Hearns S, Shirley PJ. Emerg Med J. 2006;23:943-947.
The authors describe the retrieval and transfer of critically ill patients from one environment to another and provide recommendations for making this process as safe and reliable as possible.