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- Postoperative Surgical Complications
Lord T. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. March/April 2012;9:38-41,44.
This article details how miscommunication and lack of patient-centered care contributed to errors that led to the death of a child.
Web Resource > Government Resource
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides consumers with publicly available information on the quality of Medicare-certified hospital care through this Web site. The site includes specific information for both patients and hospitals on how to use the data to guide decision-making and improvement initiatives. Most recently, listings from the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP) and data on Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals were added to the reports available.
Saltzman W. ABC/WPVI. February 5, 2013.
Rojas-Burke J. The Oregonian. May 8, 2010.
This newspaper article describes how lessons from the Keystone ICU Project have reduced central line infections in Oregon hospitals.
National Priorities Partnership. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2008. ISBN: 1933875194.
This report resulted from a consensus program involving 28 national organizations that sought to outline goals for improving the US health care system and share examples of such efforts in patient safety and other identified areas.
Carbonara P. Fast Company. October 2008.
This magazine article describes how one health system is using an evidence-based, pay-for-performance program to reduce errors and improve outcomes in coronary-artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; April 18, 2007.
This announcement alerts health care providers and consumers to potential contamination of medical devices from one manufacturer.
Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council; November 2006.
This report includes findings on the number and rate of infections in Pennsylvania hospitals in 2005.
Berwick DM. Newsweek. December 12, 2005;46:75-78.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement President Don Berwick summarizes the six improvement measures of the 100K Lives Campaign.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Chicago, IL: National Patient Safety Foundation.
Postoperative infections represent a common and often preventable event. This patient fact sheet outlines practical tips to minimize risk.