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This cross-sectional study examines the characteristics of physicians excluded from participation in US Medicare and state public health insurance plans between 2007 and 2017 owing to fraud, health crimes, or unlawful prescribing of controlled substances.
This cross-sectional study analyzes length of stay, costs, readmission rates, and adverse events associated with care provided for US pediatric patients by hospitalists vs general pediatricians.
This quality improvement study examines the rate of surgical adverse events in US Veterans Health Administration medical centers from 2010 to 2017 and compares it with rates from previous studies.
This survey study investigates education and reporting of diagnostic errors among resident and attending physicians in internal medicine training programs in Connecticut.
This prepost intervention study investigates the association of lowering the default number of pills when prescribing opioids in an electronic medical record (EMR) system with the amount of opioid prescribed after procedures among patients undergoing common outpatient procedures.
This surgical innovation article describes the use of simulation-based clinical rehearsals to help surgical teams carry out complex or high-risk surgical procedures with fewer complications.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the incidence of postoperative venous thromboembolism and use of venous thromboembolism prevention methods among Korean patients with gastric cancer.
This population-based cohort study of 6732 intensive care unit (ICU) patients from 9 hospitals evaluates the 30-day hospital readmission, health care utilization, and clinical outcomes of patients discharged home directly from the ICU vs from a hospital ward.
This meta-analysis examines whether physician burnout is associated with low-quality, unsafe patient care.
This randomized clinical trial investigates the effect of increased attending physician supervision on an inpatient resident general medical service on patient safety and educational outcomes.
This study uses a national private insurance claims database data to compare abortion-related morbidity and adverse events among women undergoing induced abortions in office-based settings (including abortion clinics) vs ambulatory surgical centers.
This Teachable Moment examines the case of a man who experienced a misdiagnosis due to translation difficulties and argues for more professional medical interpretation services in clinical settings.
This cluster randomized corss-over trial examines the effect of implementing systematic cross-checking between emergency department physicians on reducing medical errors.
This cohort study evaluates adoption of an opioid standard of practice intervention by physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to reduce opioid exposure by switching from intravenous to oral or subcutaneous administration in medical inpatients.
In this Viewpoint, Gawande and colleagues characterize risks to patient safety from health system expansions identified by clinicians and health system leaders who have experienced the risks, and potential strategies institutions can implement to mitigate them.
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