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Given hypothetical scenarios, health care providers in rehabilitation settings classified certain events as more reportable.
Comparison of ICU errors reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) and MedMarx, 2003–2008
Harmful medication errors in nursing homes occurred nearly twice as often in patients who were unable to direct their own care.
Omitted information is most frequent cause of errors with outpatient computerized prescribing systems.
Most ED cases referred to a physician review committee in an urban hospital ED involved three or more contributing factors.
More than 50% of key clinical faculty report worsening medical educational experiences for students on their medicine rotations as a result of duty hour regulations.
Surgeons experienced 50% fewer positioning errors with laparoscopic procedure equipment when they used a structured checklist.
Most physicians are dissatisfied with current systems to report and disseminate error information in their hospital or health care organization.
Prescribers override more than half of CPOE generated alerts of critical drug-drug interactions (DDIs) without providing a reason.
Percentage of physicians and general public reporting that they, or a family member, have been a victim of a medical error.
Among 400 consecutive patients at an academic hospital, 76 (19%) had adverse events soon after discharge, most either preventable or ameliorable.
The vast majority of doctors and nurses believe that decision support technology will change medical practice in the next 5 years, but few actually use it now.
Without interpreter services, non-English speaking patients often don't understand medication instructions.
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