2 or more medical errors with adverse consequences, affecting 2.6% of patients, increased mortality in intensive care units
- Study into medical errors planned for the UK. Smith, Jane // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/23/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7217, p1091
Focuses on a study which investigates medical mismanagement among hospitals in Great Britain. Funding needed by the study; How patients benefited from a similar study in the United States; Number of hospitals and medical records that are being targeted by the study.
- The Impact of Daylight and Views on ICU Patients and Staff. Shepley, Mardelle McCuskey; Gerbi, Raymond Peter; Watson, Angela E.; Imgrund, Stephen; Sagha-Zadeh, Rana // Health Environments Research & Design Journal (HERD) (Vendome Gr;Winter2012, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p46
Objective: Using a pre-test/post-test quasi-experimental study in two New Hampshire ICUs, the impact of daylight and window views on patient pain levels, length of stay, staff errors, absenteeism, and vacancy rates were examined. One ICU was operational until 2007, the second opened in 2007. ICU...
- A clinical information system reduces medication errors in paediatric intensive care. Warrick, Catherine; Naik, Hetal; Avis, Susan; Fletcher, Penny; Franklin, Bryony Dean; Inwald, David // Intensive Care Medicine;Apr2011, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p691
Purpose: To determine the effect of electronic prescribing (EP) with a clinical information system (Intellivue Clinical Information Portfolio, Philips, UK) on prescribing errors and omitted doses in a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Methods: Prospective audit of prescribing errors and...
- This system for cutting errors uses trained observers. DeBenedette, Valerie // Drug Topics;12/8/2003, Vol. 147 Issue 23, pHSE18
Features the Auburn Medical Error Detection System (AU MEDS), a system used in identifying, measuring and tracking medication errors. Discussion of the types of AU MEDS; Impact of the DCH Health Systems adoption of the system on its medication accuracy rate; Cost of the system; Plan to launch...
- Heuristic thinking: interdisciplinary perspectives on medical error. Hannawa, Annegret F. // Journal of Public Health Research;2013, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p124
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the interpersonal complexity of medical errors, systemic perspectives on human error in medicine, and cultural, technological and legal issues that define contextual atmosphere within...
- Type I Error. Vohr, Hans-Werner // Encyclopedic Reference of Immunotoxicology;2005, p677
This article presents an encyclopedia entry for "type I error." It refers to a decision error wherein a true null hypothesis is rejected incorrectly.
- Type II Error. Vohr, Hans-Werner // Encyclopedic Reference of Immunotoxicology;2005, p678
This article presents an encyclopedia entry for "type II error." It refers to a decision error wherein a false null hypothesis is not rejected.
- Principles, Pragmatism, and Medical Injury. Sage, William M. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;7/11/2001, Vol. 286 Issue 2, p226
Editorial. Focuses on the way in which medical errors are dealt with. Debate over replacing the negligence-based system of litigation the United States uses to redress injuries arising from medical care with an administrative compensation scheme that does not depend on judicial determination...
- DYSTHANASIA, EUTHANASIA, ORTHOTANASIA: THE PERCEPTIONS OF NURSES WORKING IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS AND CARE IMPLICATIONS. Biondo, Chaiane Amorim; da Silva, Maria Júlia Paes; Dal Secco, Lígia Maria // Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem (RLAE);set/out2009, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p613
This study aimed to analyze the perceptions of nurses working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a University Hospital in Brazil concerning dysthanasia, orthotanasia and euthanasia and characterize potential implications of their perceptions for care. This quantitative study was carried out...