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Point prevalence of surgical checklist use in Europe: relationship with hospital mortality.
Jammer I, Ahmad T, Aldecoa C, et al; European Surgical Outcomes Study (EuSOS) group. Br J Anaesth. 2015 Jan 13; [Epub ahead of print].
Trust, temporality and systems: how do patients understand patient safety in primary care? A qualitative study.
Rhodes P, Campbell S, Sanders C. Health Expect. 2015 Feb 3; [Epub ahead of print].
Medication-related emergency department visits in pediatrics: a prospective observational study.
Zed PJ, Black KJL, Fitzpatrick EA, et al. Pediatrics. 2015 Feb 2; [Epub ahead of print].
An overview of the use and implementation of checklists in surgical specialities—a systematic review.
Patel J, Ahmed K, Guru KA, et al. Int J Surg. 2014;12:1317-1323.
Training situational awareness to reduce surgical errors in the operating room.
Graafland M, Schraagen JMC, Boermeester MA, Bemelman WA, Schijven MP. Br J Surg. 2015;102:16-23.
Types of diagnostic errors in neurological emergencies in the emergency department.
Dubosh NM, Edlow JA, Lefton M, Pope JV. Diagnosis. 2015;2:21-28.
Use of quality indicators to compare point-of-care testing errors in a neonatal unit and errors in a STAT central laboratory.
Cantero M, Redondo M, Martín E, Callejón G, Hortas ML. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2015;53:239-247.
AHRQ Announces Interest in Research About the Epidemiology of Patient Safety Risks and Harms in Ambulatory Health Care Settings.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Special Emphasis Notice. February 10, 2015. Publication No. NOT-HS-15-006.
Hospital Engagement Network 2.0.
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. February 11, 2015. Solicitation No. RFP-CMS-APP150491-2014.
Raising Concerns: Speaking Up About Patient Safety.
Health Education England. London, England: National Health Service; February 2015.
Report suggests trend in prescription drug errors filled by pharmacists.
McKinnon C. WBZ-TV. February 13, 2015.
How to make surgery safer.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. February 16, 2015.
Getting closer to the bull's eye: 2014–2015 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 12, 2015;20:1-5.
Coaching Teamwork Behaviors: Strategies to Reinforce TeamSTEPPS Skills.
TeamSTEPPS Webinar Series. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. March 11, 2015. 1:00–2:00 PM (Eastern).
2015 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Improving the Outcomes.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. April 26–29, 2015; Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, MD.
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2015 Annual Patient Safety Conference.
Center for Patient Safety. March 13, 2015; Crowne Plaza, St. Louis Airport, Bridgeton, MO.
Medication Safety Collaborative.
American Society for Health-System Pharmacists. June 6–10, 2015. Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO.
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