Laura B Amsden

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BACKGROUND Food allergy prevalence is increasing in US children. Presently, the primary means of preventing potentially fatal reactions are avoidance of allergens, prompt recognition of food allergy reactions, and knowledge about food allergy reaction treatments. Focus groups were held as a preliminary step in the development of validated survey instruments(More)
Background: Teamwork and good communication are essential to providing high-quality care. Methods: We examined clinician perspectives on clinician-to-clinician communication in the context of pediatric patient safety using 90-minute focus groups comprising representatives from varied clinician groups (physicians, nurses, pharmacists) in the five Chicago(More)
Prospective risk assessments are being conducted at health care institutions across the country in response to the Joint Commission requirement. However, an opportunity is being missed to combine these risk assessments to identify generic risks and risk contributors across institutions. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) applies a successful methodology,(More)
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