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Palmer J. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. August 29, 2019.
Armstrong D. ProPublica. August 23, 2019.
Quick Safety. July 15, 2019;(50):1-4.
This newsletter article discusses nurse burnout and how to reduce conditions that contribute to the problem. Recommendations focus on the role of leadership in fostering resilience, organizational strategies to enhance nurse empowerment, and frontline learning and regular measurement of staff perceptions of their well-being at work.
Joseph R, Harry E. Medical Economics. June 27, 2019.
Multitasking can negatively affect cognitive load and diminish safety. This magazine article reports on how multitasking can contribute to surgeon fatigue, burnout, and decreased task completion in the perioperative environment. Checklists to automate workflow and limiting the number of patient charts that can be open at one time can help reduce extraneous cognitive load.
Cheney C. HealthLeaders Media. April 17, 2019.
This news article describes how a 19-hospital health system successfully applied high reliability principles to emphasize a zero-tolerance focus on patient harm. The coordinated effort across the system achieved a drop in readmissions and physician burnout. Tactics used to improve reliability include huddles, purposeful redundancy, and leadership engagement.
Schulte F, Fry E. Kaiser Health News, Fortune Magazine. March 18, 2019.
Despite years of investment and government support, electronic health records (EHR) continue to face challenges as a patient safety strategy. This news article outlines the unintended consequences of EHR implementation, including patient harm linked to software glitches and user errors, fraudulent behavior (upcoding), interoperability problems, clinician burnout due to poorly designed digital health records, and lack of industry transparency.
Gawande A. New Yorker. November 12, 2018.
In this magazine article, Atul Gawande describes a range of frustrations physicians experience as digitization becomes more widespread in health care. He elaborates upon several elements of electronic health record use that can degrade care processes and create conditions for errors, such as burnout, lack of patient-centeredness, and alert fatigue.
Fetters A. The Atlantic. August 10, 2018.
Women face implicit bias that can affect the safety and effectiveness of their care. Reviewing several high-profile accounts that raised awareness of challenges women experience in health care, this magazine article describes challenges to safe care such as lack of physician attention to patient concerns, misdiagnosis, and preconceptions regarding pain intensity.
Wachter R, Goldsmith J. Harv Bus Rev. March 30, 2018.
Increased workload associated with electronic health record (EHR) documentation contributes to physician burnout. Describing challenges associated with poor user interface of EHRs, this magazine article recommends use of artificial intelligence, redesigning workflow, and enhancing alert systems to improve the usefulness of EHRs.
Carr S. ImproveDx. February 2018;5:1-4.
Lack of attention to patient context can affect care safety. This newsletter article reports concerns associated with accurate diagnosis that transgender patients may encounter. The author discusses how bias, poor communication, and uncertainty contribute to potential problems and suggests that patient-centered respectful care is key to improving diagnosis.
Crane M. Medscape Business of Medicine. February 20, 2018.
Headley M. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. October 4, 2017.
Burnout, stress, and personal challenges can affect clinicians' ability to provide safe care. This article explores factors that prevent clinicians from seeking support and provides suggestions for organizations to encourage health care providers to solicit help, such as establishing a culture of wellness, second victim initiatives, substance abuse assistance, and domestic violence programs.
Headley M. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. August 21, 2017.
Health care workers face high levels of stress and production pressures, which can contribute to clinician burnout and diminish the safety of care delivery. This commentary describes stressors that affect the psychological health of clinicians, the importance of establishing an organizational culture that supports clinicians, and proactive ways to build clinician resilience in various stressful circumstances.
Thew J. HealthLeaders Media. June 14, 2017.
Day passes for vulnerable patients of psychiatric hospitals can have dangerous, even fatal consequences.
Woodruff E. Baltimore Sun. June 9, 2017.
Deutsch ES. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2017;14:80-83.
Understanding what is possible in the context of frontline practice is key when designing enhancements to augment care safety. Discussing the difference between work-as-imagined and work-as-done, this commentary highlights the value of combining the two approaches to inform and implement improvements in health care.
Xu R. The Atlantic. May 11, 2018.
Clinician burnout is a growing concern in health care. This magazine article illustrates how ineffective electronic health record systems contribute to the problem and recommends aligning systems and regulatory influences more tightly with actual practice workflow as a strategy for improvement. A past Annual Perspective discussed the impact of clinician burnout on patient safety.
Couch C. Fast Company. April 3, 2017.
Lewis M. Nautilus. February 9, 2017.
Physicians' decision-making can be diminished when they are tired, distracted, or too narrowly task-focused. This article discusses cognitive biases and other limitations that affect physicians' ability to process information effectively and explores how these factors can contribute to uncertainty and clinical misjudgment.
Sweeney JF. Med Econ. November 10, 2016.
Disclosure and candor with patients after a medical error has gained support from organizations, clinicians, and patients. This magazine article discusses how initiatives such as communication-and-resolution programs can reduce lawsuits, provide opportunities for learning, and improve physician–patient relationships.