Articles of Interest

Researchers: Medical errors now third leading cause of death in United States

Posted May 4, 2016

“A new study by patient safety researchers shows common medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer”.  (Deirdra O’Regan/The Washington Post) Read the full article in the Washington Post. By Ariana Eunjung Cha May 3 at 6:30 PM

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Sorrel presented the 19th annual Stanley P. Mayers Endowed Lecture

Posted April 18, 2016

Sorrel presented the 19th annual Stanley P. Mayers Endowed Lecture April 14th at Penn State.   Here is the write up from the college newspaper, The Collegian.  ...

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Believing and Belonging | Peter Pronovost | TEDxBeaconStreetSalon

Posted April 4, 2016

Listen to Peter Pronovost talk about medical errors, check lists, putting possibility above limits, having a humble and curious culture, solving problems regardless of the system, creating connected communities and more… Believing and Belonging | Peter Pronovost | TEDxBeaconStreetSalon

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Human error plagues hospitals, speaker says

Posted March 8, 2016

Published in the University of Delaware -The Review, March 8, 2016. – In January 2001, 18-month-old Josie King was admitted to the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a result of suffering third degree burns from a hot bath.  Within weeks she healed and was scheduled to be released. Two days before Josie was scheduled to go home, the young toddler died as a result of careless human medical error…...

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The healthier your hospital the better your outcomes

Posted April 29, 2015

Published in: Not Running A Hospital Written by: Paul Levy 4/29/2015 – I recently attended an Oslo meeting of the Dr Foster Global Comparators, an international group of hospitals that have been working together to share data and insights related to quality and safety.  What makes the group particularly interesting is their attempts to draw comparisons across national boundaries. This is no easy task, given the different manner (and for different purposes) in which countries collect administrative and clinical data; but the group has...

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