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Putting a Face on Medical Errors: A Patient Perspective

Research on the patient's perspective on medical error is limited. Research efforts have focused on how best to disclose error and how patients desire to have medical errors disclosed. In this study, a mixed group of 30 community members share their stories of medical error.

Use of Acute Stroke Registry to Improve Care Profile of Receptive Stroke Programs

Researchers surveyed hospitals to ask whether ongoing data completeness reports and monthly comparative quality reports were used to make changes in the acute care process. These self-reports were then confirmed by using the registry data to construct objective run-chart measures over 12 months. Results showed several programmatic characteristics that distinguished programs that used quality reports to make improvements.