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Ryan J. KUOW. National Public Radio. August 1, 2013.
Eisler P. USA Today. March 8, 2013.
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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.
McCarty JF. Plain Dealer. January 16, 2007:A1.
This article reports on an incident of a retained foreign object discovered years after a patient's death, as well as the subsequent lawsuit.
May H. Salt Lake Tribune. June 26, 2009.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition). December 23, 2008;D2.
Emphasizing the importance of safe device use to prevent patient harm, this article reports on the top 10 technology hazards in hospitals according to ECRI Institute's annual list, which includes alarm hazards, retained fragments, misleading displays, and surgical fires.
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.
East Perth, WA, Australia: Department of Health of Western Australia; 2006.
This report shares the 2005-2006 results of Western Australia's sentinel event reporting program and documents a reduction in two types of events: wrong site/wrong part surgeries and retained foreign objects.
Altman LK. New York Times. December 11, 2001;1:1.
This news piece reports on wrong-site and wrong-patient surgery and describes efforts to prevent surgical errors following a Joint Commission sentinel event alert on the topic.