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Perspectives on Safety > Interview
Health System Consolidation and Patient Safety, March 2019
Dr. Haas is an obstetrician–gynecologist and co-Principal Investigator for Ariadne Labs' work focused on health care system expansion. We spoke with her about the trend of health systems getting larger and more integrated, the risks to patient safety, and ways to mitigate these risks.
Legislation/Regulation > Organizational Policy/Guidelines
London, UK: Academy of Medical Royal Colleges; September 2018.
Miscommunication due to clinician use of medical jargon and limited patient health literacy is a persistent problem. This guidance suggests that physicians in the United Kingdom adopt a more direct approach to communication with their patients, such as encouraging physicians to write care letters and visit summaries directed to their patients.
Journal Article > Study
Black LM. Am J Nurs. 2011;111:26-35.
Unsafe injection practices at an endoscopy clinic in Nevada led to more than 100 patients being infected with Hepatitis C. This survey found that many Nevada nurses felt unwilling to report safety problems due to fear of retaliation—a sentiment reported by those who worked at the clinic in question. The original incident and this survey provided stimulus for the passage of subsequent whistleblower protection legislation.