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Disch J, Kilo CM, Passiment M, Wagner R, Weiss KB; National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment. Chicago, IL: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education; 2017.
Incorporating patient safety in education and learning environments can augment physician engagement in quality and safety work. This publication outlines how organizations can enable new clinicians to develop a long-term patient safety focus through leadership involvement in safety culture and an infrastructure that supports reporting, transparency, and measuring improvements.
Schnell M, Currie J. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research; August 2017. Working Paper No. 23645.
Overprescribing is seen as a contributor to the current opioid epidemic. This working paper explores the potential role that physician education and medical school quality have on prescribing behaviors. Analyzing data from 2006–2014, the authors found that lower ranked institutions wrote more opioid prescriptions and conclude that physician education may be a logical focus of improvement efforts. A recent PSNet perspective explored opioid overdose as a patient safety problem.
Sherwood G, Barnsteiner J, eds. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell; 2017. ISBN: 9781119151678.
The Crossing the Quality Chasm report provided a framework to improve quality and safety in health care. This publication draws on the six aims for quality outlined in the report to review core competencies, knowledge, and attitudes for safe nursing care. Topics covered include nurses as leaders, teamwork, and patient-centered care.
Designing and Delivering Whole-Person Transitional Care: Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions.
Boutwell A, Bourgoin A , Maxwell J, DeAngelis K, Genetti S, Savuto M, Snow J. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2016. AHRQ Publication No.16-0047-EF.
This toolkit provides information for hospitals to help reduce preventable readmissions among Medicaid patients. Building on hospital experience with utilizing the materials since 2014, this updated guide explains how to determine root causes for readmissions, evaluate existing interventions, develop a set of improvement strategies, and optimize care transition processes.
Zipperer L, ed. London, UK: Gower Publishing; 2014. ISBN: 9781409438571.
Larson CM, Saine D, eds. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2013. ISBN: 9781585282104.
This book provides information about medication errors and quality improvement to guide clinicians involved in medication safety work. Roles and responsibilities of medication safety officers range from change management to error prevention and analysis. The publication also includes checklists and other tools to enhance medication safety.
Keen J, Nicklin E, Long A, et al. Health Services and Delivery Research. Southampton, UK: NIHR Journals Library; 2018.
The National Health Service (NHS) is a global leader in patient safety improvement. This report reviews the results of a study that explored whether staff had access to information needed to prevent errors. Clinicians in four acute NHS hospitals were surveyed to assess how information is used by nurses, staff, and senior hospital managers. The report concluded that robust access to patient information improved care and proactive risk management activities.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2017.
Medication safety is a global health care concern. This workshop proceedings report highlights expert opinion on how to improve the clarity of medication information and the way it is communicated to patients. Panelists focused on elements of the process such as the patient experience, health literacy, medication instructions, and design of medication packaging.
Federal Ministry of Health and World Health Organization: Bonn, Germany; March 2017.
This report summarizes a wide range of interventions being tested and utilized across the globe to improve patient safety. The publication focuses on the economy and efficiency of best practices, patient safety measures, medication safety tools such as checklists, and prevention and control of infectious diseases.
Pain Management and Prescription Opioid-related Harms: Exploring the State of the Evidence: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief.
Forstag EH; Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse; Health and Medicine Division. Washington, DC: National Academy of Science; 2016. ISBN: 9780309451901.
Efforts to ensure safe pain management in the context of the opioid epidemic have focused on prescribing behaviors and policies. This publication reports on the results of a workshop convened to explore factors that contribute to opioid overuse and to identify areas for improvement that require further research.
London, UK: Royal College of Surgeons of England; 2016.
Communicating Radiation Risks in Paediatric Imaging: Information to Support Healthcare Discussions About Benefit and Risk.
Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2016. ISBN: 9789241510349.
Overuse of diagnostic imaging poses patient safety hazards, particularly for children. This report reviews techniques clinicians can use to discuss risks associated with using radiologic procedures with parents of pediatric patients. The publication includes answers to common questions about various types of tests and tips for enhancing conversations with parents.
Chicago, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; 2016.
In response to the 2015 Improving Diagnosis in Health Care report, the National Patient Safety Foundation and American Board of Medical Specialties convened a multidisciplinary panel of patient safety experts to determine safety challenges in the diagnostic process as a way to inform recommendations for improving diagnosis. Their consensus focused on educational, assessment, and cultural aspects of the process.
Alper J; Roundtable on Health Literacy; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; 2015. ISBN: 9780309371544.
Efforts to develop patients' ability to understand health information and follow treatment recommendations can enhance medication safety and engage patients in their care. The Institute of Medicine highlighted health literacy as a safety concern in 2004. This report summarizes the findings of a workshop convened to assess progress in this field and to discuss local, national, and international strategies to advance health literacy improvement.
World Innovation Summit for Health 2015. Doha, Qatar: Qatar Foundation; February 2015.
This conference focused on persisting barriers to patient safety worldwide and recommended strategies to achieve lasting improvement, including dedication to systems engineering, patient-centeredness, and process integration. The session summarized findings of a report developed for the event, Transforming Patient Safety: a Sector-wide Systems Approach. The proceedings collection includes the full text of the report, video of the panel, and podcasts with Margaret Murphy, Dr. Mary Dixon-Woods, Dr. Peter Pronovost, and other participants.
Alper J, Hernandez LM; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; December 2014. ISBN: 9780309307383.
Poor health literacy has been identified as an important threat to patient safety, particularly through potentially contributing to adverse drug events. This workshop report reveals how health literacy affects patients' abilities to follow discharge instructions and makes recommendations to improve after-visit summaries to augment patient understanding of directions.
Building a Culture of Candour: a Review of the Threshold for the Duty of Candour and of the Incentives for Care Organisations to Be Candid.
Dalton D, Williams N. London, UK: The Royal College of Surgeons of England; March 2014.
When medical errors occur, patients desire full disclosure. This report calls for clinicians in the National Health Service to disclose errors that contribute to moderate or severe harm or death. The authors outline recommendations to help organizations establish a safety culture that requires discussion about unanticipated events and ensures that staff receive training in apologies.
Arlington, VA: Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation; October 2013.
To help prevent tubing misconnections, this toolkit offers frequently asked questions and corresponding answers about small-bore connectors.
Agrawal A, ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2014. ISBN: 9781461474180.
Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust; July 2013.