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Cortese D, Abbott P, Chassin M, Lyon GM III, Riley WJ. Dallas, TX: Texas Health Resources Leadership; 2015.
Delayed diagnosis of infectious disease can negatively affect patients, care teams, and public health. Challenges surrounding diagnosis of the first Ebola case in the United States highlighted deficits in disaster preparedness. Reviewing insights from a panel analysis of this well-known and highly publicized case of Ebola, this report underscores the need to improve information transfer and emergency department safety culture to enhance diagnostic and infection prevention processes. A previous WebM&M commentary discussed the utility of simulation training to ensure provider competency when caring for patients potentially infected with Ebola.
Fisher JD, Freeman K, Clarke A, et al. Health Services and Delivery Research. Southampton, UK: NIHR Journals Library; May 2015.
The safety of emergency medical care delivered in conjunction with ambulance services has not been studied in the United Kingdom. Analyzing evidence associated with ambulance care, this scoping review found that inconsistent use of terminology was a problem and identified specific areas that require further research to develop safer models of prehospital care, including diagnosis and treatment, equipment use, and ambulance-to-hospital handover.
Boonyasai RT, Ijagbemi OM, Pham JC, et al. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2014. AHRQ Publication No. 14(15)-0067-EF.
This report analyzes the literature discussing emergency department discharge processes and highlights elements of high-quality discharges and risk factors for suboptimal discharges. The in-depth review summarizes interventions currently implemented to augment discharge procedures, care coordination, and the identification of patients more susceptible to poor discharge.
Washington, DC: Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General; October 23, 2013. Report No. 13-00505-348.
Ruoff G, ed. Cambridge, MA: CRICO Strategies; 2012.
This report analyzes malpractice claims from 90 hospitals across the United States to identify risks in emergency medicine.
Gupta S. New York, NY: Grand Central Publishing; 2012. ISBN: 9780446583855.
To illustrate how physicians learn from mistakes, this novel (written by CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta) explores the impact of a medical error on surgeons at one hospital.
Lucado J, Paez K, Elixhauser A. HCUP Statistical Brief #109. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2011.
Carrier E, Yee T, Holtzwart RA. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Reform; 2011. NIHCR Research Brief No. 3.
This report analyzes communication practices between emergency and primary care physicians and provides suggestions to improve and encourage meaningful communication.
Krug SE, ed. Oak Brook, IL: Joint Commission Resources and the American Academy of Pediatrics; 2010. ISBN: 9781599402123.
This book presents tools, examples, strategies, and guidance to help health care leaders and front line personnel provide safe emergency care to pediatric patients.
Croskerry P, Cosby KS, Schenkel SM, Wears RL, eds. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009. ISBN: 9780781777278.
The pace, diversity, and scope of an emergency department (ED) create a setting particularly prone to medical error. This comprehensive textbook provides important information on developing and advancing patient safety in emergency medicine, including relevant content on the ED setting, medical errors, organizational approaches to safety, teamwork, education, and human performance. The target audience is primarily emergency physicians and administrators but likely would extend to other allied health professionals and patient safety advocates. This textbook sets a foundation for the establishment of patient safety practices within emergency medicine.