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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 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.
This cluster randomized clinical trials explores whether the UW-IPASS standardized handoff curriculum improves clinician preparedness in intensive care units.
This study analyzed patient safety reports in and near Pennsylvania from 2013 through 2016 to identify those that contained explicit language associating possible patient harm with an electronic health record usability issue.
This JAMA Performance Improvement article uses the case of a patient with acute myocardial infarction and heart failure who developed cardiogenic shock after being given carvedilol as part of a standard STEMI admission order set to discuss the limits of orders sets and of guideline-based care and the need to optimize each for individual patient circumstances.
This study analyzes 24 years of data through 2015 from a nationally representative liability claims registry to compare the medical liability claims against dermatologists vs nondermatologists.
This cohort study uses Canadian administrative health care data to investigate associations between handover of intraoperative anesthesia care between one physician and another and risk of adverse postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing major surgery.
This cross-sectional study assesses the incidence of and characterizes factors contributing to overdiagnosis of acute optic neuritis.
This JAMA Performance Improvement article uses the case of a patient who received an overdose of insulin to discuss proper protocol and follow-up after a medication dosing error.
This cohort study evaluates the differences in quality and costs of care related to locum tenens vs non–locum tenens physicians treating hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries.
This JAMA Performance Improvement article uses the case of a patient with both a cancerous mass and a benign mass in the same breast in whom the wrong mass was excised to discuss proper handling of wrong-site surgery.
This Viewpoint discusses the need to balance speed of approval and safety of drugs in the US Food and Drug Administration’s process of drug approval.
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