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- Quality Improvement Strategies 3
- Clinical Information Systems 7
- Device-related Complications 1
- Diagnostic Errors 1
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 1
- Identification Errors 5
- Medication Errors/Preventable Adverse Drug Events 6
- Psychological and Social Complications 1
- Surgical Complications 1
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US News & World Report. July 3, 2008.
This article discusses the findings of a recent study that reported deficiencies in barcode systems requiring numerous overrides and "workarounds" by nurses.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. October 26, 2007;Metro section:1A.
This article investigates the causes of surgical errors reported in recent years by Massachusetts hospitals, and identifies team training and instrument bar-coding as solutions for improvement.
Legislation/Regulation > Government Resource
Safe Practice Notice 24. London, England: National Patient Safety Agency; July 3, 2007.
This notice highlights the importance of standardizing wristband design and information to make their use consistent for every patient in the United Kingdom.
Colvin G. "The Colvin Interview." CNN. February 5, 2007.
This video segment features an interview with two McKesson executives about how health information technology can help prevent medication errors.
Davies T. Washington Post. September 22, 2006.
This article reports on the deaths of three infants from heparin overdoses and describes how the hospital community has responded to the errors.
Chun D. Gainsville Sun. August 21, 2006.
This article describes a computerized drug ordering and dispensing system at a Florida hospital.
Knox R. "All Things Considered." National Public Radio. July 20, 2006.
This story discusses findings from the 2006 Institute of Medicine report on medication errors and includes interviews with James Conway and Michael Cohen.
Arnst C. Business Week. July 17, 2006.
This article discusses improvements made at U.S. Veterans Affairs' hospitals as well as unique elements of the system that support safe and high-quality care.
Cases & Commentaries
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Russ Cucina, MD, MS; July 2006
Despite full documentation and a wristband regarding her severe food allergy, an inpatient is advertently fed eggs and suffers an allergic reaction.
Stires D. Fortune Magazine. May 15, 2006:130-132, 134, 136.
This article reports on the U.S. Veterans Health Administration's successful adoption of health information technology and how it has improved care.
BBC News. August 9, 2005.
This article reports on a prototype electronic wristband that checks medications against a patient's prescription.
Scanning out medication errors: Ohio Valley Hospital's automated IV system provides real-time access to patient data.
Carbasho T. Pittsburgh Business Times. April 25, 2005.
This article reports on Ohio Valley General Hospital's intravenous safety system. Using bar code scanning to provide important patient information, the system automates checks for intravenous medication administration.
Cases & Commentaries
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Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH; October 2003
Switched urine specimens lead to a patient receiving the wrong answer about her pregnancy test.