Surgical error at Tufts prompts widespread changes.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. August 31, 2014.
Reporting on an incident involving administration of an inappropriate dye which led to a patient's death, this newspaper article reveals how cognitive biases may have played a role and steps the hospital took to prevent similar errors. Six Massachusetts hospitals have launched a pilot program for early apology and resolution in an effort to enhance patient satisfaction and safety.
Investigation: dangers of medical recovery rooms.
Saltzman W. ABC/WPVI. February 5, 2013.
Doctors perform thousands of unnecessary surgeries.
Eisler P, Hansen B. USA Today. June 20, 2013.
The high cost of low-frequency events: the anatomy and economics of surgical mishaps.
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Saving lives: hospitals have signed on to a six-part plan to avoid a multitude of unnecessary deaths.
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