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Articles on zero harm

Adding Cost-effectiveness to Define Low-Value Care - JAMA - 23 April 2018

Choosing Wisely Campaigns. A Work in Progress - JAMA - 19 April 2018

Too many Australians unaware of dangers of unnecessary tests - Media release - Choosing Wisely Australia - 15 December 2017
...Join the conversation - 2017 report. Promoting better conversations about the appropriate use of medical tests, treatments and procedures  - Choosing Wisely Australia - 15 December 2017

Health professionals’ perception of patient safety culture in acute hospitals: an integrative review - Australian Health Review - 30 May 2017

New graduate registered nurses’ knowledge of patient safety and practice: a literature review - Journal of Clinical Nursing - 2 March 2017

High reliability in healthcare: creating the culture and mindset for patient safety - Healthcare Management Forum - 1 March 2017

Editorial. Reducing Overuse - Is Patient Safety the Answer? - JAMA - 28 February 2017 
...Is Excessive Resource Utilization an Adverse Event? - JAMA - 28 February 2017

Physicians’ and nurses’ perceptions of patient safety risks in the emergency department - International Emergency Nursing - 28 February 2017

Exploring relationships between hospital patient safety culture and Consumer Reports safety scores - BMC Health Services Research - 16 February 2017

Examining the nature of interprofessional interventions designed to promote patient safety: a narrative review - Int J Qual Health Care - 15 February 2017

Describing clinical faculty experiences with patient safety and quality care in acute care settings: A mixed methods study - Nurse Education Today - February 2017

Can patient involvement improve patient safety? A cluster randomised control trial of the Patient Reporting and Action for a Safe Environment (PRASE) intervention - BMJ Quality and Safety - 3 February 2017

The evaluation of a multifaceted intervention to promote "speaking up" and strengthen interprofessional teamwork climate perceptions - Journal of Interprofessional Care - 31 January 2017

Modifying head nurse messages during daily conversations as leverage for safety climate improvement: a randomised field experiment - BMJ Quality and Safety - January 2017

How might health services capture patient-reported safety concerns in a hospital setting? An exploratory pilot study of three mechanisms - BMJ Quality and Safety - January 2017

Two sides of the safety coin?: How patient engagement and safety climate jointly affect error occurrence in hospital units - Health Care Management Review - Oct/Dec 2016

A Multilevel Analysis of U.S. Hospital Patient Safety Culture Relationships With Perceptions of Voluntary Event Reporting - Journal of Patient Safety - November 2016

Applying the High Reliability Health Care Maturity Model to Assess Hospital Performance: A VA Case Study - Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety - September 2016

The neonatal preventable harm index: a high reliability tool - Journal of Perinatology - August 2016

The underappreciated role of habit in highly reliable healthcare - BMJ Quality and Safety - 2016

Fifteen years after To Err is Human: a success story to learn from - BMJ Quality and Safety - 2016

Measuring safety climate in acute hospitals: Rasch analysis of the safety attitudes questionnaire - BMC Health Services Research - September 2016

Toward Eliminating All Harms - Quality Management in Health Care  - July/September 2016

Integrating teamwork, clinician occupational well-being and patient safety – development of a conceptual framework based on a systematic review - BMC Health Services Research - 19 July 2016

Excellent Patient Care Processes in Poor Hospitals? Why Hospital-Level and Patient-Level Care Quality-Outcome Relationships Can Differ - Journal of General Internal Medicine - April 2016

Predictors of Gaps in Patient Safety and Quality in U.S. Hospitals - Health Services Research - 29 February 2016

High reliability: the path to Zero Harm - The Joint Commission - January February 2016

First, do less harm. A health care cultural operating study to improve safety - People & Strategy - 2016

An Organizational Learning Framework for Patient Safety - American Journal of Medical Quality - February 2016

Learning from the design and development of the NHS Safety Thermometer - International Journal for Quality in Health Care - April 2014

Going beyond benchmarks: zero harm for every patient, every time - Journal of Nursing Administration - April 2015

A Comprehensive Patient Safety Program Can Significantly Reduce Preventable Harm, Associated Costs, and Hospital Mortality - Journal of Pediatrics - December 2013

Is Preventable Harm the Right Patient Safety Metric? - Pediatric Clinics of North America - December 2012

Preventing patient harms through systems of care. - JAMA 22 August 2012

What is preventable harm in healthcare? A systematic review of definitions - BMC Health Services Research - May 2012

Website links on zero harm / patient safety

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Patient Safety

Australian Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) 

Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Choosing Wisely Australia

Continuous improvement of patient safety. The case for change in the NHS - The Health Foundation - November 2015

Health care organizations to emulate - NEJM Catalyst - 15 April 2016

How safe is our care? Changing how you think about safety - safety measurement and monitoring framework - A collaboration between AQuA, Haelo, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Yorkshire & Humber Improvement Academy, supported by the Health Foundation

Institute for Healthcare Improvement [US] Patient Safety

Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. Creating Solutions for High Reliability Health Care

National Patient Safety Foundation [US]

Patient safety - NHS Improvement

Patient safety - Canadian Institute for Health Information - includes the report, Measuring Patient Harm in Canadian Hospitals and the Hospital Harm Improvement Resource (a compilation of resources)

Patient Safety Network - [US] Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

Targeting zero, the review of hospital safety and quality assurance in Victoria

To err is human: building a safety health system - Institute of Medicine - 2000
...Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years after To Err Is Human - National Patient Safety Foundation - 2015

eBooks on Patient Safety
Patient Safety. A Case-Based Comprehensive Guide Patient Safety Assessment Manual Patient Safety in Surgery The SAGES Manual of Quality, Outcomes and Patient Safety