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Greider K. AARP Bulletin. March 2012;53:10,12,14.
Rau J. Washington Post. February 12, 2012:A03.
This news article describes problems with analyzing data from a 2011 report on hospital-acquired conditions to accurately measure a hospital's overall quality of care.
Berwick DM, Leape LL. Newsweek. October 16, 2006:70-71.
As part of the "Health for Life" series, Drs. Berwick and Leape discuss the notion of completely eliminating medical errors and share stories about several hospitals' efforts to raise safety standards.
Kapadia R. Smart Money. October 2006;15:112-114.
This article provides tips for consumers to help keep their hospital care as safe and hassle-free as possible.
Hartocollis A, Bernstein N. New York Times. November 2, 2012:A1.
Reporting on power outages and flooding that hospitals faced following a strong hurricane, this newspaper article describes how health systems worked to keep patients safe.
Kane J. PBS NewsHour. October 23, 2012.
This video reveals how checklists can help patients and their families ensure safety during hospital care.
Audiovisual > Image/Poster
Mableton, GA: Safe Care Campaign.
This Web site provides patient safety resources, including posters and videos with information on hand hygiene, infection prevention, and medication errors.
Lerner M. Star Tribune. October 11, 2012.
This newspaper article reports on how transition coaches can help improve transfer and discharge communication to prevent readmissions.
Journal Article > Study
Pinto A, Faiz O, Vincent C. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21:1001-1008.
This study explored current practices related to the National Health Services' being open policy for communicating unintentional harm with patients and families.
Pear R. New York Times. September 23, 2012:A20.
The newspaper article discusses a proposed federal initiative for patients and families to report experiences with medical errors.
Makary M. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Press; 2012. ISBN: 9781608198368.
Sternberg S. US News & World Report. August 28, 2012.
This magazine article discusses insights from experts and patients on how to prevent errors in hospitals in the United States.
Kolata G. New York Times. August 22, 2012.
Despite strict infection controls placed around a patient carrying a deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria, 17 other patients also became infected and 6 died. This newspaper article details the approach used to track the chain of transmission.
Eisler P. USA Today. August 16, 2012.
This newspaper article reports on how clinicians, hospitals, and health care systems can reduce incidence of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections.
Terhune C. Los Angeles Times. August 3, 2012:B1.
This newspaper article reports on an incident during which dozens of hospitals lost access to electronic medical records (EMRs) and discusses risks associated with EMR systems.
Hartocollis A. New York Times. July 28, 2012.
This newspaper article reports on the missteps that contributed to the death of a young woman after she was hospitalized in an incident reminiscent of Libby Zion.
Consum Rep. 2012 Aug;77:20-28.
This news article reports on hospital ratings of patient safety that were scored using criteria such as infections, readmissions, and mortality.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
Drawing from data reported by the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), this website provides grades for hospitals in the United States based on their safety. The 2018 results are the sixth generation of the scores, which now include a medication error score. A related report from the Armstrong Institute examines avoidable death associated with grading hospitals.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. June 5, 2012;D1.
This newspaper article describes how one hospital reduced hospital-acquired infection rates.
Trew M, Nettleton S, Flemons W. Edmonton, AB, Canada: Canadian Patient Safety Institute; June 2012.
This publication describes an investigation into engaging with patients and families that have been harmed and recommends best practices for organizations to enable such collaboration.