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HLTH 4110: Healthcare Quality and Safety: Welcome & Course Readings

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HLTH 4110 Course Readings

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Braithwaite, J., Wears, R. L., & Hollnagel, E. (2015). Resilient health care: Turning patient safety on its head. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 27(5). 418-420.

da Silva, B. A., & Krishnamurthy, M. (2016). The alarming reality of medication error: A patient case and review of Pennsylvania and National data. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, 6(4), 1-6.

Bates, D. W., & Singh, H. (2018). Two decades since To Err Is Human: An assessment of progress and emerging priorities in patient safety. Health Affairs, 37(11), 1736–1743.

Honeycutt, L. C., & Keller, S. D. (2018). Effectiveness of the lean process compared to other quality improvement initiatives on length of stay and wait times in healthcare organizations a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16(1), 12–20.

Jaynelle, F. S. (2017). Exploring the interface between healthcare design and high-reliability organization initiatives. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, (4), 17. 

Kanter, M. H., & Courneya, P. T. (2019). Promising methods for improving quality through the faster spread of best practices. The Permanente Journal, 23(73-94).

Plack, M. M., Goldman, E. F., Scott, A. R., Pintz, C., Herrmann, D., Kline, K., Thompson, T. & Brundage, S. B. (2018). Systems thinking and systems-based practice across the health professions: An inquiry into definitions, teaching practices, and assessment teaching and learning in medicine. Teaching and Learning in Medicine: An International Journal, 30(3), 242–254.

Singh, H., Schiff, G. D., Graber, M. L., Onakpoya, I., & Thompson, M. J. (n.d.). The global burden of diagnostic errors in primary care. BMJ Quality & Safety, 26(6), 484–494. 

Williams, I., Brown, H., & Healy, P. (2018). Contextual factors influencing cost and quality decisions in health and care: A structured evidence review and narrative synthesis. International Journal of Health Policy Management, 7(8), 683–695.

Other Readings

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