An Essential Tool for Patient Safety
Resources for Presenters
The CRICO Are You Safe? case studies contain information that you can access in different formats: web pages, one page handouts, and a slideshow version with additional data included.
Forum: Reducing Risk During Handoffs
Volume 25, Number 1
TEDMED Speakers: How Ignoring Medical Errors is Costing Lives
TEDMED 2014 speakers raise the cry for the medical profession to face the fact that medical errors will occur and it is time to admit and address this. Danielle Ofri, MD a physician and professor, singles out the “toxic culture of perfection” that residents and doctors face and how she believes is degrading the overall patient experience. Elizabeth Nabel, MD, president of Brigham & Women's hospital, begs us to use humility with our knowledge. Patricia Horoho asks us to stop whispering about near misses and start fixing the system.
Are You Safe?
These case studies are designed to help all members of a multidisciplinary team reduce the risk of patient harm in the course and diagnosis and treatment. Office-based events that trigger malpractice cases present valuable opportunities to identify vulnerabilities in communication, clinical judgment, and patient care systems.