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Deutsch E, ed. PA-PSRS Pa Patient Saf Advis. 2018 Oct 31;15(suppl 1):1-70.
Journal Article > Study
Anticipated consequences of the 2011 duty hours standards: views of internal medicine and surgery program directors.
Shea JA, Willett LL, Borman KR, et al. Acad Med. 2012;87:895-903.
Conducted before implementation of the 2011 ACGME duty hour limits, this survey found that the majority of internal medicine and surgery program directors believed the new regulations would negatively affect the learning environment and continuity of care, as well as result in increased faculty workload and require changes in clinical services.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2010;7:76-86.
Analyzing reports of diagnostic errors, this article discusses common causes and provides suggestions for physicians and patients to prevent such events.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2009;6:93-97.
This article reports on failures surrounding critical test results and describes mechanisms to standardize communication and reduce patient harm.
Legislation/Regulation > Pennsylvania Legislation
The General Assembly of Pennsylvania. HB957 (2005).
This bill calls for a prohibition of mandatory overtime and limiting the work week to 12 hours a day or 60 hours a week for non-supervisory health care employees in Pennsylvania. It is presently under consideration by Pennsylvania's General Assembly.
Tools/Toolkit > Toolkit
Burlington, MA: Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors; 2003.
Legislation/Regulation > Legislation/Case Law
Enacting the Washington state patient safety act requiring hospital staffing plans for nursing services and establishing recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
Washington State Legislature. HB 1602 (2003).
This addition to the Washington Patient Safety Act requires hospitals to develop and implement a staffing plan for nursing services. The plan addresses personnel issues for each patient care unit, requires hospitals to maintain records regarding patients and nursing care personnel, and authorizes the Department of Health to investigate complaints of staffing plan requirement violations and to conduct audits.