Ordering Blood for the Wrong Patient--Getting Inside the Minds of Ordering Physicians
- Analysis of incidents highlights the need for a redesign of the transfusion process. // Operating Theatre Journal;Sep2014, Issue 288, p3
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- Science commentary: Why is it important to reduce the need for blood transfusion, and how can it be done? Berger, Abi // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/1/2002, Vol. 324 Issue 7349, p1302
Focuses on reasons for reducing the need for blood transfusions, including serious transfusion errors. Risk of hepatitis transmission through blood; Topics of hemoglobin concentration, intraoperative blood salvage techniques, and retransfusion of blood collected from wound drains.
- Get Out of the HOSPITAL ALIVE. Loecher, Barbara; Boyer, Pam // Prevention;Jan2001, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p104
Focuses on medical errors in hospitals and ways that patients can stay safe, such as choosing a good doctor and getting the right information on prescriptions and test results. INSETS: One Family's Story;How to Interview a Hospital.
- Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems In Hospitals: Mandates And Incentives. Doolan, David F.; Bates, David W. // Health Affairs;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p180
Assesses the impact of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) in reducing medication error rates in the U.S. Problems associated with large investment needed by states for commercial CPOE systems; Suggestions for CPOE cost sharing; Significance of further research into CPOE benefits and...
- The Rest Is Silence. Rowe, Michael // Health Affairs;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p232
Relates the experiences of the author with the lack of compassion from doctors after the death of his son due to medical errors. Performance of legal action; Description of the case; Weight of depression experienced by the family members.
- 'A little white tablet, doctor.' Turner, Martin // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/23/2002, Vol. 324 Issue 7335, p473
Presents a story about a physician who asked a patient to recall what medication he was taking. Description of the medication by the patient, who did not know what it was called; How the color of the medication tablet gave a hint to the physician about what it was prescribed for; Way that a...
- SIR KARL POPPER, SWANS, AND GPs. Lewis, L. Sam; Imam, Ibrahim; Newell, Stephen J. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;12/3/2011, Vol. 343 Issue 7834, p1150
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Sir Karl Popper, swans, and the general practitioner," by R. Berghman, H. C. Schouten in the October 3, 2011 issue.
- Improving the disclosure of medical incidents. Pace, Wilson D.; Staton, Elizabeth W. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;8/6/2011, Vol. 343 Issue 7818, p268
The authors discuss the improvement of the disclosure of medical incidents in Great Britain. They mention the qualitative study of Iedema and colleagues which suggest the need of patients and families to engage in open disclosure. They stress that having an effective open disclosure and...
- Transfusion-related adverse events at the tertiary care center in North India: An institutional hemovigilance effort. Bhattacharya, Prasun; Marwaha, Neelam; Dhawan, Hari Krishan; Roy, Pallab; Sharma, R. R. // Asian Journal of Transfusion Science;Jul-Dec2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p164
Aim: This study was designed to analyze the incidence and spectrum of adverse effects of blood transfusion so as to initiate measures to minimize risks and improve overall transfusion safety in the institute. Materials and Methods: During the period from July 2002 to July 2003 all the adverse...