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Exposing physicians to reduced residency work hours did not adversely affect patient outcomes after residency.
Jena AB, Schoemaker L, Bhattacharya J. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014;33:1832-1840.
Evaluation of adverse drug events and medication discrepancies in transitions of care between hospital discharge and primary care follow-up.
Armor BL, Wight AJ, Carter SM. J Pharm Pract. 2014 Oct 13; [Epub ahead of print].
Out-of-hospital medication errors among young children in the United States, 2002–2012.
Smith MD, Spiller HA, Casavant MJ, Chounthirath T, Brophy TJ, Xiang H. Pediatrics. 2014 Oct 20; [Epub ahead of print].
Validating administrative data for the detection of adverse events in older hospitalized patients.
Ackroyd-Stolarz S, Bowles SK, Giffin L. Drug Healthc Patient Saf. 2014;6:101-108.
Factors associated with post-intensive care unit adverse events: a clinical validation study.
Elliott M, Page K, Worrall-Carter L. Nurs Crit Care. 2014;19:228-235.
Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients discharged from acute care hospitals to residential aged care facilities.
Poudel A, Peel NM, Nissen L, Mitchell C, Gray LC, Hubbard RE. Ann Pharmacother. 2014;48:1425-1433.
Lost in translation? Addressing barriers in the application of industrial process improvement methodologies to health care.
Gray D, Johnson KD, Watts B. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:514-521.
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Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections: Results and Lessons Learned from AHRQ's HAI Program.
Battles JB, Cleeman JI, Kahn KL, Weinberg DA, eds. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014;35(suppl 3):S1-S141.
Ebola case raises concern about everyday hospital safety.
Rodricks D. Baltimore Sun. October 14, 2014.
How to design hospitals with safety in mind.
Eagle A. Hosp Health Netw. October 14, 2014.
Patient Safety Systems.
In: 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. CAMH Update 2. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission; January 2015:PS1-PS28.
ISMP Resurvey on the 2014–2015 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals.
Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; October 9, 2014.
Call for proposals: 2015 TeamSTEPPS National Conference.
Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association.
Patient Safety: The Bridge Between Quality and Risk, AKA the "Operational Link" of Old.
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. November 20, 2014; 2:00–3:00 PM (Eastern).
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Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Moving Forward With Patient- and Family-Centered Care.
Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care. November 3–6, 2014; Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.
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