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What’s New this Week | 04/01/15
The latest annotated links to patient safety literature, news, and more.
The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age. Wachter R. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2015. ISBN: 9780071849463.
Emotional exhaustion and workload predict clinician-rated and objective patient safety. Welp A, Meier LL, Manser T. Front Psychol. 2015;5:1573.
We need to talk: primary care provider communication at discharge in the era of a shared electronic medical record. Sheu L, Fung K, Mourad M, Ranji S, Wu E. J Hosp Med. 2015 Mar 6; [Epub ahead of print].
Reducing inappropriate polypharmacy: the process of deprescribing. Scott IA, Hilmer SN, Reeve E, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Mar 23; [Epub ahead of print].
Label design affects medication safety in an operating room crisis: a controlled simulation study. Estock JL, Murray AW, Mizah MT, Mangione MP, Goode JS Jr, Eibling DE. J Patient Saf. 2015 Mar 7; [Epub ahead of print].
Accelerating the adoption of a safety culture. Birk S. Healthc Exec. March/April 2015;30:19-20, 22-26.
ACOG Committee Opinion #621: patient safety and health information technology. ACOG Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement; Committee on Practice Management. Obstet Gynecol. 2015;125:282-283.
Engaging Leadership and Governance in Quality and Patient Safety Initiatives. Health Research and Educational Trust. April 15, 2015; 2:00–3:00 PM (Eastern).

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Also of Note...
CUSP Implementation Workshop. Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. April 7, 2015; Constellation Energy Building Conference Center, Baltimore, MD.
Patient Safety Certificate Program. American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. April 13–16, 2015; Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa, FL.
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 Handoffs and Transitions
By Niraj Sehgal, MD, MPH

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By Sumant Ranji, MD

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