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Development of medical checklists for improved quality of patient care.

Hales B, Terblanche M, Fowler R, Sibbald W. Int J Qual Health Care. 2008 Feb;20(1):22-30. Epub 2007 Dec 11

Systematic review: the evidence that publishing patient care performance data improves quality of care

Fung CH, Lim YW, Mattke S, Damberg C, Shekelle PG. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jan 15;148(2):111-23

Learning from preventable adverse events in health care organizations: development of a multilevel model of learning and propositions.

Chuang YT, Ginsburg L, Berta WB. Health Care Manage Rev. 2007 Oct-Dec;32(4):330-40

Are health systems changing in support of patient safety? A multi-methods evaluation of education, attitudes and practice.

Braithwaite J, Westbrook MT, Iedema R, Mallock NA, Nugus P, Forsyth R, Jorm C, Pawsey M. Int J Health Care Qual Assur. 2007;20(7):585-601

Promoting safety: longer-term responses of three health professional groups to a safety improvement programme.

Westbrook MT, Braithwaite J, Travaglia JF, Jorm C, Ledema RA. Int J Health Care Qual Assur. 2007;20(7):555-71

The architecture of safety: hospital design.

Joseph A, Rashid M. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2007 Dec;13(6):714-9.

Making the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 work

Vemula R, Robyn Assaf R, Al-Assaf AF, J Healthc Qual. 2007 Jul-Aug;29(4):6-10

Excessive work hours of physicians in training in El Salvador: putting patients at risk

Kenneth R. Fernández Taylor, PLoS Medicine Vol. 4, No. 7, e205 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0040205

Progress on quality management in the German health system – a long and winding road

Juergen Breckenkamp, Christiane Wiskow, and Ulrich Laaser, Health Res Policy Syst. 2007; 5: 7. ( Published online 2007 June 5. doi: 10.1186/1478-4505-5-7. PMCID: 1896154 )

Dutch study shows that 40% of adverse incidents in hospital are avoidable

Tony Sheldon BMJ. 2007 May 5; 334(7600): 925. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39199.498137.DB. PMCID: 1865418

Healthcare bodies sign charter pledging commitment to patient safety

Zosia Kmietowicz, London, BMJ. 2007 March 3; 334(7591): 447. ( doi: 10.1136/bmj.39136.486829.DB. ) PMCID: 1808172

Yankee Doodling: Killing me softly

Douglas Kamerow BMJ. 2007 March 3; 334(7591): 454. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.39135.671817.59. PMCID: 1808153 )

The Impact of Duty Hours on Resident Self Reports of Errors

Arpana R. Vidyarthi, Andrew D. Auerbach, Robert M. Wachter, and Patricia P. Katz J Gen Intern Med. 2007 February; 22(2): 205–209. (Published online 2007 January 23. doi: 10.1007/s11606-006-0065-4. PMCID: 1824755 )

Measuring a Safety Culture: Critical Pathway or Academic Activity?

Wilson D. Pace J Gen Intern Med. 2007 January; 22(1): 155–156. Published online 2007 January 13. ( doi: 10.1007/s11606-006-0061-8. PMCID: 1824752)

In the wake of hospital inquiries: impact on staff and safety

James A Dunbar, Prasuna Reddy, Bill Beresford, Wayne P Ramsey and Reginald S A Lord eMJA 2007; 186 (2): 80-83

A model for building a standardized hand-off protocol.

Arora V, Johnson J. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2006 Nov;32(11):646-55. Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, USA.

Standard procedures are needed to improve patients' safety, says England's chief medical officer

Claire Frauenfelder, BMJ. 2006 November 11; 333(7576): 990. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.39028.605313.DB. PMCID: 1635610)

How a system for reporting medical errors can and cannot improve patient safety.

Clarke JR. Department of Surgery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Am Surg. 2006 Nov;72(11):1088-91; discussion 1126-48.

Patient Safety: A View from Down Under.

Dunn KL, Moulden A, McDougall P, Bowes G. Clinical Quality and Safety Unit, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Melbourne, Australia; Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia; Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia.

Citation classics in patient safety research: an invitation to contribute to an online bibliography.

Lilford R, Stirling S, Maillard N. Qual Saf Health Care. 2006 Oct;15(5):311-3.

Improving patient safety: moving beyond the "hype" of medical errors

Alan J. Forster, Kaveh G. Shojania and Carl van Walraven CMAJ , October 11, 2005; 173 (8)

Struggling to invent high-reliability organizations in health care settings: Insights from the field

Dixon NM, Shofer M. Health Serv Res. 2006 Aug;41(4 Pt 2):1618-32.

One intensive care nursery's experience with enhancing patient safety

Alton M, Mericle J, Brandon D. Adv Neonatal Care. 2006 Jun;6(3):112-9.

How will we know patients are safer? An organization-wide approach to measuring and improving safety.

Pronovost P, Holzmueller CG, Needham DM, Sexton JB, Miller M, Berenholtz S, Wu AW, Perl TM, Davis R, Baker D, Winner L, Morlock L. Crit Care Med. 2006 Jul;34(7):1988-95.

Improving quality and reducing inequities: a challenge in achieving best care

Robert M. Mayberry, MS, MPH, PhD,1 David A. Nicewander, MS,1 Huanying Qin, MS,1 and David J. Ballard, MD, PhD1 Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2006 April; 19(2): 103–118.

Exploring strategies for reducing hospital errors

McFadden KL, Stock GN, Gowen CR 3rd. J Healthc Manag. 2006 Mar-Apr;51(2):123-35; discussion 136.

Studying patient safety in health care organizations: accentuate the qualitative

Hoff TJ, Sutcliffe KM. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2006 Jan;32(1):5-15.

Am I safe here? Improving patients' perceptions of safety in hospitals

Wolosin RJ, Vercler L, Matthews JL. J Nurs Care Qual. 2006 Jan-Mar;21(1):30-8; quiz 39-40.

Patient safety perceptions: a survey of Iowa physicians, pharmacists, and nurses

Durbin J, Hansen MM, Sinkowitz-Cochran R, Cardo D. Am J Infect Control. 2006 Feb;34(1):25-30.

Consumers' Views of Patient Safety and Quality Information

27 September 2006

Improving Patient Safety: Insights from American, Australian and British Healthcare

Designing Incentives to Improve Care: Tools from the Leapfrog Group

Five years after To Err Is Human: what have we learned?

Leape LL, Berwick DM. JAMA. 2005 May 18;293(19):2384-90.

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