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Culture of Safety
PATIENT SAFETY PRIMERS
High-reliability organizations consistently minimize adverse events despite carrying out intrinsically hazardous work...
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Structural and organizational issues in patient safety: a comparison of health care to other high-hazard industries.
Gaba DM. Calif Manage Rev. 2000;43:1-20.
Creating a culture of safety.
Bush H. Trustee Magazine. July 2013.
Communication-and-resolution programs: the challenges and lessons learned from six early adopters.
Mello MM, Boothman RC, McDonald T, et al. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014;33:20-29.
Organizational culture as a source of high reliability.
Weick KE. Calif Manage Rev. 1987;29:112-127.
Minnesota Hospital Association Statewide Project: SAFE from FALLS.
Apold J, Quigley PA. J Nurs Care Qual. 2012;27:299-306.
The Henry Ford Health System No Harm Campaign: a comprehensive model to reduce harm and save lives.
Conway WA, Hawkins S, Jordan J, Voutt-Goos MJ. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012;38:318-327.
Governing board, C-suite, and clinical management perceptions of quality and safety structures, processes, and priorities in US hospitals.
Vaughn T, Koepke M, Levey S, et al. J Healthc Manag. 2014;59:111-128.
Tennessee Center for Patient Safety.
"Second victim" casualties and how physician leaders can help.
MacLeod L. Physician Exec. Jan-Feb 2014;40:8-12.
Creating a culture of safety in the emergency department: the value of teamwork training.
Jones F, Podila P, Powers C. J Nurs Adm. 2013;43:194-200.
Organizational culture, critical success factors, and the reduction of hospital errors.
Stock GN, McFadden KL, Gowen III, CR. Int J Prod Econ. 2007;106:368–392.
Plan aims to cut hospital deaths.
Appleby J. USA Today. June 6, 2005.
The silent treatment: 'just be quiet about it'.
Smerd J. Workforce Management. November 19, 2007;1, 16-20.
The relationship between safety culture and patient outcomes: results from pilot meta-analyses.
Groves PS. West J Nurs Res. 2014;36:66-83.
Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm.
Austin, TX: Texas Medical Institute for Technology and the Quaid Foundation; 2010.
SPECIAL OR THEME ISSUE
Front-Line Ownership: Generating a Cure Mindset for Patient Safety.
Kitts J, ed. Healthcare Papers. 2013;13:1-82.
Improving safety culture on adult medical units through multidisciplinary teamwork and communication interventions: the TOPS Project.
Blegen MA, Sehgal NL, Alldredge BK, Gearhart S, Auerbach AD, Wachter RM. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:346-350.
Instituting a culture of professionalism: the establishment of a Center for Professionalism and Peer Support.
Shapiro J, Whittemore A, Tsen LC. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:168-177.
Weinstock M. Hosp Health Netw. March 2010;84:6p following 28,2.
Improving America's Hospitals: The Joint Commission's Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2012.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; September 2012.
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