A supplement to the March 5 Annals of Internal Medicine, which offers 11 CME credits, focuses on a recent Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality–funded project, “Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for
Warnings in a computerized provider order entry system help alert prescribers to risky drugs for the elderly.
Duty hours may have no effect on patient safety, resident well-being, care continuity | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
A randomized trial did not find a patient safety benefit from shorter duty schedules, a study found.
Attending physician workload may affect teaching effectiveness, patient safety | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Academic rank and time spent with learners were positively associated with teaching evaluations, and higher midnight census and daily discharges were negatively associated, a single-center study found.
Hospitalists can help create a blame-free atmosphere of openness when it comes to discussing errors in patient care.
ACP, New York chapter to collaborate to improve patient safety | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
ACP announced collaboration this month with the New York ACP chapter to extend New York's medical Near Miss Registry into a national patient safety reporting and professional educational program.
Residents report that ‘warm handoffs' enhance patient safety | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
One residency program implemented a protocol in which the incoming and outgoing residents met at the end of a ward rotation to sign out and jointly round on sicker patients using a bedside-rounding checklist.
Learn steps hospitalists can take to reduce error in their own practices and within their hospitals.
Regionalized care teams may not lead to improvements in patient safety, study finds | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Researchers found no significant difference in preventable adverse events but did find improvement in nurses' and interns' communication about patients' expected discharge dates and daily care plans.
Computerized provider order entry has a promising, yet unproven, future as a tool for improving overall patient care and safety.