Lee H. Hilborne

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BACKGROUND Patients in intensive care units (ICUs) frequently experience adverse drug events involving intravenous medications (IV-ADEs), which are often preventable. OBJECTIVES To determine how frequently preventable IV-ADEs in ICUs match the safety features of a programmable infusion pump with safety software ("smart pump") and to suggest potential(More)
CONTEXT Patient safety is an increasingly visible and important mission for clinical laboratories. Attention to improving processes related to patient identification and specimen labeling is being paid by accreditation and regulatory organizations because errors in these areas that jeopardize patient safety are common and avoidable through improvement in(More)
Objective: Patient safety is fundamental to high-quality patient care. Critical steps toward improving the safety of the health care system include ensuring that the system is aware of its errors so that effective remedies can be applied, and enhancing the trustworthiness of the health care system for patients by disclosing errors that are meaningful to(More)
Quality indicators for otitis media were derived based on a review of the following sources: (1) a MEDLINE search of the English language (3) relevant references in articles identified by the medical literature search; and (4) a general pediatrics textbook (Williams, in Hoekelman et al., 1992). The review pertains to children 1 to 3 years of age. IMPORTANCE(More)
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