Interns and residents often observe unprofessional behavior, but they are less likely to speak up about it, compared with traditional patient safety threats, even when they see high potential for patient harm.
Various clinical algorithms show promise for providing at least a provisional gout diagnosis in patients who present with signs of early-stage disease; such patients are most likely to be seen in primary, urgent, and emergency care settings.
Developing a response to adverse events that is truly patient and family centered requires that all the involved stakeholders come to terms with the gap between current practice and what injured patients expect and deserve.
Trained lay workers and medical providers in Uganda were able to successfully implement depression screening, diagnosis, and treatment prescription when given training and ongoing supervision from mental health specialists.
This article summarizes a study funded by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology to identify contextual factors and facilitation strategies associated with successful infection prevention and to develop ways to disseminate and implement these strategies.
This study systematically reviewed the evidence on the effectiveness, diagnostic accuracy, and harms of colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, computed tomographic colonography, and stool tests for colorectal cancer screening.
Comparative modeling of colorectal cancer screening methods for previously unscreened adults found that the use of four strategies over different intervals between the ages of 50 and 75 years yielded a comparable balance of benefit and burden.
This report describes the design, development, and testing of the Health Care Safety Hotline, a prototype consumer reporting system for patient safety events. The reports obtained by the system provided useful information, but report volume was low.