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Journal Article > Study
Clement JP, Lindrooth RC, Chukmaitov AS, Chen HF. Med Care. 2007;45:131-138.
This study explores the link between financial reimbursement and patient safety by examining the effect of changes in reimbursement policies and performance on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs). The investigators attempted to control for other factors affecting PSI rates, including nurse-staffing ratios and patient characteristics. Results varied across different payers; decreased Medicare and private insurance reimbursements were associated with worsened patient safety, but changes in Medicaid reimbursement did not have the same effect. While this analysis is preliminary, it may have implications for the burgeoning pay-for-performance movement.
Journal Article > Review
Hwang RW, Herndon JH. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007;457:21-34.
The authors discuss the financial incentives of improving patient outcomes as the business case for patient safety.
Baltimore, MD: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Public Affairs; May 18, 2006.
This fact sheet provides information regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' initiative to better understand and minimize never events.
Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Barry M. Manuel, MD; Jack L. McCarthy; William Berry, MD, MPH; Kathy Dwyer, Risk Management and Patient Safety, December 2010
In 1990, a Harvard-based research team reported the incidence of medical errors in the state of New York, based on the hospital discharge analysis of 30,121 cases.
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Peter Lindenauer, MD, MSc; November 2006
A woman with end stage renal disease and heart disease on anticoagulation receives a pneumonia vaccination that causes a large hematoma.
Journal Article > Commentary
Webster CS. Anaesthesia. 2005;60:843-846.
The author suggests that greater focus on the system, widespread incident reporting, and long-term financial investments will help foster a safety culture in anesthesia.