Data as a catalyst for change: stories from the frontlines.
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Analysis of malpractice claims can identify trends and determine opportunities for improvement. This commentary discusses an incident involving delayed diagnosis of Ebola in the United States and other diagnostic failures to illustrate how local and comparative data can be utilized to inform the design of risk reduction strategies.
Outcomes of care by hospitalists, general internists, and family physicians.
Lindenauer PK, Rothberg MB, Pekow PS, Kenwood C, Benjamin EM, Auerbach AD. N Engl J Med. 2007;357:2589-2600.
Whole-patient measure of safety: using administrative data to assess the probability of highly undesirable events during hospitalization.
Perla RJ, Hohmann SF, Annis K. J Healthc Qual. 2013;35:20-31.
Racial and ethnic disparities in patient safety.
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Hospital-acquired Infections in Pennsylvania.
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