When medical care leads to harm—difficulty finding words: a teachable moment.
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To illustrate the potential for harm associated with overuse of medical care, this commentary describes an incident involving a patient who received unnecessary diagnostic imaging which resulted in iatrogenic harm. A previous AHRQ WebM&M perspective explored medical care overuse as a patient safety problem.
Active surveillance using electronic triggers to detect adverse events in hospitalized patients.
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Paid malpractice claims for adverse events in inpatient and outpatient settings.
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Automated electronic reminders to prevent miscommunication among primary medical, surgical and anaesthesia providers: a root cause analysis.
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Most adverse events at hospitals still go unreported.
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