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- Legal and Policy Approaches 7
- Logistical Approaches 1
- Quality Improvement Strategies 6
- Teamwork 2
- Technologic Approaches 1
- Transparency and Accountability 1
- Device-related Complications 2
- Identification Errors 18
- Medical Complications 2
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- Psychological and Social Complications 1
- Surgical Complications
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Cohen E. CNN. March 24, 2016.
Poor communication regarding medical errors can contribute to patient and family frustration and fear. Reporting on a case involving disclosure of a wrong-site surgery, this news article describes a resolution program to help patients cope after a preventable error. The program includes apology, disclosure, and explanation of what occurred as well as financial compensation.
Rydrych D, Apold J, Harder K. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. November/December 2012;9:24-27,30-32,34.
Butcher L. Hosp Health Netw. November 2011.
This article discusses wrong-site surgeries and efforts to prevent them.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. June 21, 2011:E1.
Rojas-Burke J. The Oregonian. May 25, 2011.
O'Reilly KB. American Medical News; Nov. 1, 2010.
This article reports on recent study findings indicating that the Universal Protocol has not stopped wrong-patient, wrong-site procedures.
Pelczarski KM, Braun PA, Young E. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. Sept/Oct 2010;7:20-22,25-26.
This article describes a wrong-site surgery prevention program and how it was successfully implemented in 30 hospitals.
Bernhard B, Kohler J. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. August 1, 2010:A1
In the context of system failures that contributed to the death of a patient, this newspaper article describes how never events are rarely publicized, even though hospital inspection reports are public records.
Stein L. St. Petersburg Times. June 21, 2010.
Reporting on wrong-site surgeries in Florida hospitals, this newspaper article describes how timeouts have changed the nature and frequency of surgical errors.
Cohen E. Empowered Patient. CNN.com. November 13, 2009.
This news story describes an incident of patient misidentification and offers tips to help patients confirm their care during a hospitalization.
Freyer FJ. Providence Journal. September 20, 2008.
This story reports on an incident involving wrong-side surgery and describes how the hospital responded to the event.
Herper M, Lindner M. Forbes. August 25, 2008.
This article discusses common medical complications and care failures, and provides an annotated picture gallery of several hospital complications and how they can be prevented.
Smith S. Boston Globe. July 30, 2008;Metro section:1A.
This article reports on the incidence of wrong site surgeries in Massachusetts and describes complex factors that may contribute to such errors occurring in spinal surgery.
Grant T. Washington Post. July 22, 2008:HE01
This article reports on a wrong-sided surgery near miss from the perspective of a parent, and discusses the role of family members in preventing medical errors.
Smith S. Boston Globe. July 4, 2008;Metro section:1A.
This article reports on a wrong-side surgery that was immediately disclosed to the patient along with an apology. Hospital administrators also disclosed the error to staff.
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.
Associated Press. MSNBC. November 27, 2007.
This news article reports repeated incidents of wrong-side surgery at the same facility, and state and hospital reactions to the errors.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. October 26, 2007;Metro section:1A.
This article investigates the causes of surgical errors reported in recent years by Massachusetts hospitals, and identifies team training and instrument bar-coding as solutions for improvement.
Gulliver D. Herald Tribune. September 3, 2007.
This article describes how the culture around medical errors is evolving to include disclosure and transparency, illustrated by a physician's willingness to discuss a wrong-site surgery.