The surprising way to stay safe in the hospital.
Consumer Reports. December 2014.
This news article summarizes the results of a survey exploring how patients' perceptions of respect from hospital staff corresponds with the potential for medical error. Recommended strategies for patients and families to build relationships and enable partnerships to help ensure safe care include engaging others to assist during a hospital stay, preparing for discussions with clinicians, being conscious of weak spots in the care process, asking questions, and taking notes.
Suicide in the medical setting.
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Disclosure of hospital adverse events and its association with patients' ratings of the quality of care.
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Relationships within inpatient physician housestaff teams and their association with hospitalized patient outcomes.
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