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Journal Articles

Consequences of inadequate sign-out for patient care.
Horwitz LI, Moin T, Krumholz HM, Wang L, Bradley EH. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168:1755-1760.

Association of workload of on-call medical interns with on-call sleep duration, shift duration, and participation in educational activities.
Arora VM, Georgitis E, Siddique J, et al. JAMA. 2008;300:1146-1153.

Building physician work hour regulations from first principles and best evidence.
Volpp KG, Landrigan CP. JAMA. 2008;300:1197-1199.

Can surveillance systems identify and avert adverse drug events? A prospective evaluation of a commercial application.
Jha AK, Laguette J, Seger A, Bates DW. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008;15:647-653.

Evaluating clinical decision support systems: monitoring CPOE order check override rates in the Department of Veterans Affairs' computerized patient record system.
Lin C-P, Payne TH, Nichol WP, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008;15:620-626.

Steering patients to safer hospitals? The effect of a tiered hospital network on hospital admissions.
Scanlon DP, Lindrooth RC, Christianson JB. Health Serv Res. 2008 Aug 29; [Epub ahead of print].

Medication errors in pediatric inpatients: prevalence and results of a prevention program.
Otero P, Leyton A, Mariani G, Ceriani Cernadas JM; and Patient Safety Committee. Pediatrics. 2008;122:e737-e743.

The effect of electronic prescribing on medication errors and adverse drug events: a systematic review.
Ammenwerth E, Schnell-Inderst P, Machan C, Siebert U. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008;15:585-600.

Are you listening...Are you really listening?
Denham CR, Dingman J, Foley ME, et al. J Patient Saf. 2008;4:148-161.

Press Releases/Announcements

Potential signals of serious risks/new safety information identified by the Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS).
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration.

Newspapers/Magazine Articles

Color me safe: hospitals move to standardize alert wristbands.
Weiss S. Herald Times. September 1, 2008:10A.

Web Resources

Keeping Kidney Patients Safe.
Renal Physicians Association.

4th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality and Safety: Call for Papers.
Bethesda, MD: Institute for Family-Centered Care; July 3, 2008.

Small Grants for Patient Safety Research.
Geneva, Switzerland: World Alliance for Patient Safety, World Health Organization.

Medication Reconciliation, Patient Disclosure, Never Events, Rapid Response Systems, More...
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Physicians, Nurses, Risk managers, Educators, Policymakers, More...

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Prescribers override more than half of CPOE generated alerts of critical drug-drug interactions (DDIs) without providing a reason.
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