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What’s New this Week | 07/16/14
The latest annotated links to patient safety literature, news, and more.
Multifaceted interventions improve adherence to the surgical checklist. Putnam LR, Levy SM, Sajid M, et al. Surgery. 2014;156:336-344.
Diffusion of surgical innovations, patient safety, and minimally invasive radical prostatectomy. Parsons JK, Messer K, Palazzi K, Stroup S, Chang D. JAMA Surg. 2014 Jul 2; [Epub ahead of print].
Cost-effectiveness of a computerized provider order entry system in improving medication safety ambulatory care. Forrester SH, Hepp Z, Roth JA, Wirtz HS, Devine EB. Value Health. 2014;17:340-349.
Clinical questions raised by clinicians at the point of care: a systematic review. Del Fiol G, Workman TE, Gorman PN. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174:710-718.
Are amended surgical pathology reports getting to the correct responsible care provider? Parkash V, Domfeh A, Cohen P, et al. Am J Clin Pathol. 2014;142:58-63.
Changing our culture: adopting the military aviation safety system. Kerber CW. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014;6:332-341
Use of a novel, modified fishbone diagram to analyze diagnostic errors. Reilly JB, Myers JS, Salvador D, Trowbridge RL. Diagnosis. 2014;1:167-171.
Avoiding potential harm by improving appropriateness of urinary catheter use in 18 emergency departments. Fakih MG, Heavens M, Grotemeyer J, Szpunar SM, Groves C, Hendrich A. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;63:761-768.
Identifying patient safety problems during team rounds: an ethnographic study. Lamba AR, Linn K, Fletcher KE. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:667-669.
An avoidable death of a three-year-old child from sepsis. London, UK: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; June 24, 2014.
Drug shortages: the scary reality of a world without meds. Eban K. Reader's Digest. June 2014.
Survey suggests possible downward trend in identifying key drugs/drug classes as high-alert medications. ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. July 3, 2014;19:1-3,5-6.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association Physician Leadership Forum; July 2014.
Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety. Philadelphia, PA: Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health.

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The Safety and Quality Transformation of Vidant Health: Best Practices for Your Organization. National Patient Safety Foundation. July 23, 2014; 4:00–5:00 PM (Eastern).
The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality & Safety. Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care. August 6–8, 2014. Westin Bayshore Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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