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Evaluation of symptom checkers for self diagnosis and triage: audit study.
Semigran HL, Linder JA, Gidengil C, Mehrotra A. BMJ. 2015;351:h3480.
Use of temporary names for newborns and associated risks.
Adelman J, Aschner J, Schechter C, et al. Pediatrics. 2015 Jul 13; [Epub ahead of print].
The Global Comparators project: international comparison of 30-day in-hospital mortality by day of the week.
Ruiz M, Bottle A, Aylin PP. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015;24:492-504.
Breaking the silence of the switch—increasing transparency about trainee participation in surgery.
McAlister C. N Engl J Med. 2015;372:2477-2479.
Rapid response systems: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Maharaj R, Raffaele I, Wendon J. Crit Care. 2015;19:254.
An experimental study of medical error explanations: do apology, empathy, corrective action, and compensation alter intentions and attitudes?
Nazione S, Pace K. J Health Commun. 2015 Jul 2; [Epub ahead of print].
Accidents and incidents related to intravenous drug administration: a pre-post study following implementation of smart pumps in a teaching hospital.
Guérin A, Tourel J, Delage E, et al. Drug Saf. 2015 Jun 25; [Epub ahead of print].
Interruptions and medication administration in critical care.
Bower R, Jackson C, Manning JC. Nurs Crit Care. 2015;20:183-195.
Patterns and predictors of medication discrepancies in primary care.
Coletti DJ, Stephanou H, Mazzola N, Conigliaro J, Gottridge J, Kane JM. J Eval Clin Pract. 2015 May 29; [Epub ahead of print].
Variability in antibiotic use across nursing homes and the risk of antibiotic-related adverse outcomes for individual residents.
Daneman N, Bronskill SE, Gruneir A, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jun 29; [Epub ahead of print].
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Albarran J, Scholes J, eds. Nurs Crit Care. 2015;20:167-220.
Medicare and Medicaid programs; reform of requirements for long-term care facilities; proposed rule.
Federal Register. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services. Baltimore, MD: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. July 16, 2015;80:42167-42269.
Health IT Safety Center Roadmap.
RTI International. Washington, DC: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; July 2015.
Learning From Serious Failings in Care: Main Report.
Short-Life Working Group on Hospital Reports. Edinburgh, Scotland: Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland; May 2015.
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ASHRM 2015 Annual Conference.
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. October 18–21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN.
2015 EMS Patient Safety Conference.
Center for Patient Safety. October 30, 2015; St. Louis, MO.
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