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Survive Your Stay at the Hospital (Medical errors are linked to 440,000 deaths each year.)
Consumer Reports—May 2014

How We Do Harm
by Otis Webb Brawley, M.D.
(A doctor breaks ranks about being sick in America)

Critically Ill
by Frederick S. Southwick, M.D.
(A doctor's wife becomes the victim of malpractice)

Wall of Silence
by Gibson & Singh
(The untold story of the medical mistakes that kill and injure millions of americans)

Medication Errors: Causes
and Prevention

by Davis, Cohen, Jacobsen, and Milazzo (Causes and prevention of medication errors)

Bates, Spell, Cullen et al., "The Costs of Adverse Drug Events In Hospitalized Patients," Journal of the American Medical Association 277 (1995):307-311

Kaushal, Bates Landrigan et al., "Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events in Pediatric Inpatients," Journal of the American Medical Association 285 (2001)2114-2120

M. Green.  2004.  "Nursing Error and Human Nature."  Journal of Nursing Law 9:37-44

The Life You Save - (Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care- and Avoiding the Worst) by Patrick Malone

How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman, MD

You, the Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment by Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD

Internet Resources

National Library of Medicine
American Medical Association
Medscape – Clinical Publications
Merck Manual
National Library of Medicine Videos of Surgical Procedures
NEJM Abstract on Medical Negligence – Harvard Study I
NEJM Abstract on Medical Negligence – Harvard Study II
Annals of Internal Medicine Abstract – Diagnosis Errors
Pediatrics Journal Abstract on Medical Negligence
US Center for Disease Control
National Health Information Center
Health HIPPO
US Food and Drug Administration
Physicians News Digest
US Pharmacopeia
Martindale’s Reference Desk – Includes Virtual Medical Center
US Department of Health and Human Services Health Finder
EMedicine
Michigan Courts
Anatomy and Physiology:
- SEER Training: Anatomy and Physiology
- Visible Body Anatomy and Physiology
American Diabetes Association
Medical Encyclopedia
National Cancer Institute
American Board of Medical Specialties
Consumer Reports Medical Guide
Mayo Clinic
National Institutes of Health
Medicine.net
Persons United Limiting Substandards and Errors in Healthcare
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services
HIPAA
Healthline
Docmd
Medical Library
Medication Errors
American Cancer Society
Drug Recalls
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Aviation Weather
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Consumer Reports Rates Hospital Safety
U.S. News and World Reports – Best Hospitals 2012-2013
Cancerguide.org
Guidelines.gov
Labtestsonline.org
UpToDate.com
Well - New York Times blog
WebMD
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Google Maps

SafePatientProject.org - see what you can do to reduce the risk of patient harm in the US healthcare system

ConsumerReports.org/hospitalratings - see a listing of hospital ratings

 

 

 

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