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Gupta S. New York, NY: Grand Central Publishing; 2012. ISBN: 9780446583855.
To illustrate how physicians learn from mistakes, this novel (written by CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta) explores the impact of a medical error on surgeons at one hospital.
Robbins A. Good Housekeeping. May 20, 2016.
Disruptive behaviors are receiving increased attention as a cultural factor that contributes to medical error. Although much of the focus has been on physicians, the presence of bullying among nurses is also a concern. This magazine article explores nurse behaviors such as withholding information, intimidation, and name calling that negatively affect patient safety and nurse retention.
Dunklin R, Thompson S. Dallas Morning News. December 6, 2014.
This news article reports on the widely publicized delayed diagnosis of Ebola at a Dallas hospital and reveals previously undisclosed details from the emergency room physician who misdiagnosed the patient when he first presented, including information and communication gaps that may have contributed to the failure.
Loftis RL. Dallas Morning News. October 5, 2014.
Guidelines and rules are developed to help augment safety, but they cannot guarantee it. This news article explores the potential causes for a missed diagnosis of Ebola despite screening procedures for the virus, including weaknesses in an electronic health record system, complacency, and poor communication.
Sathya C. CNN. August 22, 2014
This news article reports on the development a surgical black box, which includes using cameras and microphones to record procedures, as a way to track weaknesses in techniques and processes while providing real-time feedback to surgeons and enabling timely intervention to reduce complications in surgery.
Burcham K. WSOC-TV. November 22, 2013.
This news piece reports on a missed diagnosis of meningitis and illustrates how premature closure can hinder safe care.
Clark C. HealthLeaders Media. September 13, 2013.
This news piece highlights concern around the safety of elective premature deliveries and describes techniques organizations have used to prevent such procedures.
Natt TM Jr. The Pilot. August 9, 2013.
This news article reports how a hospital was placed on "immediate jeopardy" status and revised its policy for fire safety in the operating room after a patient was injured during a surgical fire.
Eisler P, Hansen B. USA Today. June 20, 2013.
This newspaper article explains how unnecessary surgeries may lead to patient harm and how shared decision-making may prevent such procedures.
Eisler P. USA Today. March 8, 2013.
Agnvall E. AARP. November 16, 2012.
Messina I. Toledo Blade. August 24, 2012.
This newspaper article discusses an incident in which a transplant organ was mistakenly discarded.
Miller R. News-Times. July 25, 2012.
This newspaper article details the complications and errors a patient experienced following a routine surgery.
Dwyer J. New York Times. July 11, 2012:A15.
This newspaper article reports on gaps in communication and a missed sepsis diagnosis that led to a patient's death.
Cohen E. CNN. April 9, 2012.
This news article reports on errors that contributed to the death of a live organ donor and describes regulations to protect organ donors' safety.
Snyderman N. NBC News. February 22, 2012.
This news video reports how inadequate sterilization of surgical instruments can affect patient safety.
Consumer Reports. January 26, 2012.
Consumer Reports analyzed publicly reported infection rates for 92 pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) and found that hospital-acquired infections were 20% higher in pediatric ICUs than in adult ICUs.
Bernhard B, Kohler J. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. August 1, 2010:A1
In the context of system failures that contributed to the death of a patient, this newspaper article describes how never events are rarely publicized, even though hospital inspection reports are public records.