The problem with checklists.
Catchpole K, Russ S. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Jun 18; [Epub ahead of print].
Checklists, while popularly considered to address safety issues, can be difficult to use reliably. Spotlighting the complexities around designing and implementing checklists to augment health care safety, this commentary relates the differences between medical and aviation checklists to underscore the need to consider sociocultural elements to ensure the success of this safety intervention.
What drugs do you take? Hospitals seek to collect better data and prevent errors.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition). May 23, 2006:D1. [reprinted on Post-Gazette.com]
Impact of a statewide intensive care unit quality improvement initiative on hospital mortality and length of stay: retrospective comparative analysis.
Lipitz-Snyderman A, Steinwachs D, Needham DM, Colantuoni E, Morlock LL, Pronovost PJ. BMJ. 2011;342:d219.
Using a quantitative risk register to promote learning from a patient safety reporting system.
Mansfield JG, Caplan RA, Campos JS, Dreis DF, Furman C. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41:76-86.
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Exploring the role of communications in quality improvement: a case study of the 1000 Lives Campaign in NHS Wales.
Cooper A, Gray J, Willson A, Lines C, McCannon J, McHardy K. J Commun Healthc. 2015;8:76-84.