AHRQ’s Perspectives on Safety

February 7, 2012    |   By: Calevir

Lawrence Smith, MD, founding dean of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, recently gave an  interview, on resident supervision and patient safety. Listen to an excerpt online or download a podcast. An accompanying  perspective piece, by C. Jessica Dine, MD, MA, and Jennifer S. Myers, MD, University of Pennsylvania, examine how increased supervision influences the educational experience for trainees.

E-prescribing: E for error?” A canceled electronic prescription went through to the pharmacy anyway, and the patient received it. Elisa W. Ashton, PharmD, of UCSF, addresses risks and benefits associated with e-prescribing.

Poorly Advanced Directives,” Wendy G. Anderson, MD, MS, of UCSF, explores the limitations of DNR orders and emphasizes the importance of advance care planning discussions.

Amended Lab Results: Communication Slip,” a pregnant woman with new onset hypertension and proteinuria was set to be discharged but a later amended medical report showed her results were elevated and abnormal, confirming a diagnosis of preeclampsia. Vanitha Janakiraman Mohta, MD, of Kaiser Permanente, discusses challenges surrounding communication of amended laboratory results.

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