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Special or Theme Issue
GMS J Med Educ. 2019;36:Doc11-Doc22.
Patient safety has been described as an unmet need in physician training. This special issue covers areas of focus for a patient safety curriculum drawn from experience in the German medical education system. Topics covered include human error, blame, and responsibility. Articles also review the epidemiology of common problems such as medication safety, organizational contributors to failure, and diagnostic error.
Journal Article > Study
Impact of a national multimodal intervention to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infection in the ICU: the Spanish experience.
Palomar M, Alvarez-Lerma F, Riera A, et al. Crit Care Med. 2013;41:2364-2372.
A multifaceted intervention that included checklists and efforts to improve safety culture resulted in a marked reduction in central line–associated bloodstream infections in a large cohort of intensive care units in Spain. The intervention was modeled on the landmark Keystone ICU study, and its success illustrates the generalizability of this approach to different countries and health care systems.
Journal Article > Commentary
Perencevich EN, Pittet D. JAMA. 2009;301:1285-1287.