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What’s New this Week | 07/29/15
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
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].
Rapid response systems: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Maharaj R, Raffaele I, Wendon J. Crit Care. 2015;19:254.
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].
SPECIAL OR THEME ISSUE
Quality and Safety. Albarran J, Scholes J, eds. Nurs Crit Care. 2015;20:167-220.
PRESS RELEASE/ANNOUNCEMENT
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.
BOOK/REPORT
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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