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Journal Articles

Assessment of the implementation of a national patient safety alert to reduce wrong site surgery.
Rhodes P, Giles SJ, Cook GA, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2008;17:409-415.

Medication errors among adults and children with cancer in the outpatient setting.
Walsh KE, Dodd KS, Seetharaman K, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Dec 29; [Epub ahead of print].

Results of a medication reconciliation survey from the 2006 Society of Hospital Medicine national meeting.
Clay BJ, Halasyamani L, Stucky ER, Greenwald JL, Williams MV. J Hosp Med. 2008;3:465-472.

Using implementation safety indicators for CPOE implementation.
Weir CR, McCarthy CA. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:21-28.

Evaluating service delivery interventions to enhance patient safety.
Brown C, Lilford R. BMJ. 2008;337:a2764.

Disclosing errors to patients: perspectives of registered nurses.
Shannon SE, Foglia MB, Hardy M, Gallagher TH. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:5-12.

Medication safety teams' guided implementation of electronic medication administration records in five nursing homes.
Scott-Cawiezell J, Madsen RW, Pepper GA, Vogelsmeier A, Petroski G, Zellmer D. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:29-35.

Physician autonomy and informed decision making: finding the balance for patient safety and quality.
Mathews SC, Pronovost PJ. JAMA. 2008;300:2913-2915.


Adverse Events in Hospitals: Overview of Key Issues.
Levinson DR. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General; December 2008. Report No. OEI-06-07-00470.

Adverse Events in Hospitals: State Reporting Systems.
Levinson DR. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General; December 2008. Report No. OEI-06-07-00471.

Newspapers/Magazine Articles

For patients, a list of hospital hazards.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition). December 23, 2008;D2.


High-Alert Series Parts I, II, III, and IV.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices. January 21, 2009; April 16, 2009; July 23, 2009; and October 15, 2009. 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern).

NPSF announces the 2009 call for research and solutions posters.
North Adams, MA: National Patient Safety Foundation; December 1, 2008.

Designing evaluation systems for TeamSTEPPS.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. TeamSTEPPS Webinar #7. February 11, 2009; 12:00-1:30 PM (Eastern).


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