Explore the latest in health care safety, including evaluations of safety measures, surgical and device safety, public reporting, and more.
This systematic scoping review evaluates the multidecade pattern of diagnosis in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in young people using a framework for identifying overdiagnosis for noncancer conditions.
This Viewpoint discusses the Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term (IDEAL) framework specifically in the context of transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
This article describes the Wellness and Quality Improvement curriculum, which seeks to combine quality improvement in surgery with personal wellness initiatives for first-year and second-year surgical resident physicians.
This randomized clinical trial examines the effect of a multifaceted clinical pharmacist intervention on medication safety for patients who are discharged from the hospital and prescribed medications within 1 or more high-risk drug classes.
This economic evaluation used publicly available data to characterize the hospitals penalized by the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program and the distribution of financial penalties before and after stratification.
This Viewpoint discusses the risks associated with database research and outlines measures that can improve the use of database research in developing clinical guidelines, making patient care decisions, and shaping health care policy.
This Viewpoint discusses residual questions about virtual health care as a substitute for in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic and proposes principles of safety, effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness, and equitability to guide the growth of telehealth care in the future.
This qualitative study of online vouchers for discounted DTC imaging services reveals consumerization of medicine and calls for regulations to balance convenience and cost with patient safety and physician oversight.
This Viewpoint discusses how patient safety indicator 04 seems to be an attractive binary measure of quality, but it has been found to be problematic and should be improved or eliminated.
This cross-sectional study examines primary care physicians’ frequency of attention switching associated with electronic inbox work and identifies potentially modifiable factors associated with attention switching and inbox work duration.
This JAMA Performance Improvement article summarizes findings from an international survey study of hospital experience with central venous access line insertion teams to manage high procedural volume and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This cohort study of hospitalized patients uses a machine learning model to predict the risk of iatrogenic hypoglycemia within 24 hours after blood glucose measurement during hospitalization.
This cross-sectional study uses Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services claims data to investigate associations between influenza season severity and mortality and readmission risks after elective surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) among older adults.
This Viewpoint describes the history of patient safety improvements in the practice of anesthesiology, with a shift in focus from reducing procedural mortality to improving systems, including optimization of teamwork, communication, interdisciplinary care, and standards for new technologies.
This Viewpoint proposes a policy framework for thinking about health care quality in low- and middle-income countries, emphasizing the importance of infrastructure, enforceable quality standards, safety practices, guideline-directed clinical care, and patient and family involvement.
This Viewpoint emphasizes the need for research and initiatives related to patient safety in outpatient settings and proposes practice, policy, and patient and caregiver milestones to give patient harm reduction in ambulatory care settings the same priority as in inpatient settings.
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