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- Transparency and Accountability 1
- Device-related Complications 3
- Diagnostic Errors 1
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 1
- Identification Errors 5
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Harrisburg, PA: Patient Safety Authority; May 2019.
This report summarizes patient safety improvement work in the state of Pennsylvania and reviews the 2018 activities of the Patient Safety Authority, including the launch of the Center of Excellence for Improving Diagnosis, outreach programs, liaison efforts, and the convening of the first patient safety conference for the state.
Web Resource > Government Resource
Washington State Department of Health.
This Web site provides never event data to promote transparency and informed consumer decision making.
Fillo KT. Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality, Department of Public Health. Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts; July 2018.
This report compiles patient safety data documented by Massachusetts hospitals. The latest numbers represent a modest decrease in serious reportable events recorded in acute care hospitals, from 1012 the previous year to 922. This presentation also includes events from ambulatory surgery centers. Previous years reports are also available.
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Expert panel on weight loss surgery. Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction. Evidence-based recommendations for best practices in weight loss surgery.
Obes Res. 2005;13: 203-305.
A report from an expert panel convened to study surgical weight loss programs and procedures from a patient safety perspective. Relevant literature was collected and reviewed to provide evidence-based recommendations.
Feil M. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2014;11:45-52.
Operating rooms are complex environments with particular risks regarding interruptions and distractions. This article draws from data reported to the Patient Safety Authority to explore how distractions affect surgeons and other team members. The author reviews strategies to limit distractions, including applying sterile cockpit principles, performing preoperative briefings, and utilizing checklists.
Office of Health Care Quality. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; 2018.
This annual report summarizes never events in Maryland hospitals over the previous year. From July 2016--June 2017, reported patient falls and pressure ulcers increased. The authors recommend several corrective actions to build on training and policy changes to guide improvement work, including improving use of hospital data to proactively manage risk and engaging hospital and departmental leaders in root cause analysis.
Tallahassee, FL: Florida Hospital Association; August 2013.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
Foundation for Health Care Quality, 705 2nd Avenue, Suite 703, Seattle, WA 98104.
This coalition supports a network of patient safety professionals to facilitate dialogue, promote initiatives on eliminating wrong-site surgery, and improve medication safety.
Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services; March 2012.
Journal Article > Study
Blanco M, Clarke JR, Martindell D. AORN J. 2009;90:215-222.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2009;6:39-45.
This piece identifies risk factors associated with retention of foreign objects and suggests several tactics to prevent its occurrence.
Tools/Toolkit > Multi-use Website
Washington State Hospital Association.
This Web site provides toolkits and information to help Washington hospitals adopt standard practices for emergency code calls, surgery preparation, isolation precautions, and wristband use.
Chasson L, compiler; Mahoney G, Sherard BD, eds. Cheyenne, WY: Wyoming Department of Health; 2008.
This report aggregates data on adverse events from July 2007 to June 2008 and analyzes the results of data collected in the 3 years since the Wyoming reporting program began.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. December 2007;4:109, 112-123.
This article summarizes a state-level analysis that used site visits along with near miss and error reports to evaluate wrong-site surgeries.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health; January 2009.
This report provides background on the Minnesota Never Events reporting initiative, tips for patients on how to receive the safest care possible, and a table of events reported by all hospitals in the state.
Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council; November 2006.
This report includes findings on the number and rate of infections in Pennsylvania hospitals in 2005.