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- Communication Improvement 5
- Culture of Safety 2
- Education and Training 1
- Error Reporting and Analysis 6
- Human Factors Engineering 1
- Legal and Policy Approaches 3
- Logistical Approaches 1
- Quality Improvement Strategies 2
- Technologic Approaches 1
- Transparency and Accountability 1
- Device-related Complications 1
- Identification Errors 10
- Medical Complications 1
- Medication Safety 2
- Surgical Complications
Search results for "Wrong-Site Surgery"
- Newspaper/Magazine Article
- Wrong-Site Surgery
Grant T. Washington Post. July 22, 2008:HE01
This article reports on a wrong-sided surgery near miss from the perspective of a parent, and discusses the role of family members in preventing medical errors.
Smith S. Boston Globe. July 4, 2008;Metro section:1A.
This article reports on a wrong-side surgery that was immediately disclosed to the patient along with an apology. Hospital administrators also disclosed the error to staff.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. December 2007;4:109, 112-123.
This article summarizes a state-level analysis that used site visits along with near miss and error reports to evaluate wrong-site surgeries.
Gulliver D. Herald Tribune. September 3, 2007.
This article describes how the culture around medical errors is evolving to include disclosure and transparency, illustrated by a physician's willingness to discuss a wrong-site surgery.
Davis R. USA Today. April 17, 2006.
This article reports on a recent AHRQ-funded study on the incidence of wrong-site surgery and shares various perspectives on the issue.
Freyer FJ. Providence Journal. September 20, 2008.
This story reports on an incident involving wrong-side surgery and describes how the hospital responded to the event.
Herper M, Lindner M. Forbes. August 25, 2008.
This article discusses common medical complications and care failures, and provides an annotated picture gallery of several hospital complications and how they can be prevented.
Smith S. Boston Globe. July 30, 2008;Metro section:1A.
This article reports on the incidence of wrong site surgeries in Massachusetts and describes complex factors that may contribute to such errors occurring in spinal surgery.
Associated Press. MSNBC. November 27, 2007.
This news article reports repeated incidents of wrong-side surgery at the same facility, and state and hospital reactions to the errors.
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.
Szabo L. USA Today. August 23, 2005.
This article reports the announcement of an international initiative to share patient safety strategies. The initiative will be led by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).