Program Encourages Reporting Accidents Waiting To Happen
MedSun: Newsletter #66, November 2011

Anesthesiology News

A new system that encourages every clinician to report situations that put patients at risk appears to be succeeding. Within 24 months, the new program, based at Johns Hopkins Medicine, in Baltimore, distributed 27 so-called "Good Catch Awards" (Table) to clinicians who reported situations that resulted in changes that were potentially lifesaving, including a national recall of improperly labeled drugs that had caused look-alike medication errors.

Additional Information:

Program Encourages Reporting Accidents Waiting To Happen. Anesthesiology News. September 2011.
http://www.anesthesiologynews.com/ViewArticle.aspx?d=PRN&d_id=21&i=September+2011&i_id=760&a_id=18907


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