The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Midsummer Checklist Check-in

Friday, July 26, 2013

As we near the end of July, we'd like to hear from you about your summer checklist. Tell us one local thing you've always wanted to do that you finally got around to, and one thing you're still hoping check off the list before summer's end. Call us at 212-433-9692 or comment below!


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The Leonard Lopate Show

Beyond the Checklist: Making Medicine Safer

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The U.S. healthcare system is now spending many millions of dollars to improve "patient safety" and "inter-professional practice." Yet every year an estimated 100,000 patients are still affected by preventable medical errors or infections. Suzanne Gordon and Patrick Mendenhall look at how health care providers can reduce medical errors and injuries. In Beyond the Checklist: What Else Health Care Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety, they show that lives could be saved and patient care enhanced if hospitals adapted relevant lessons of aviation safety and teamwork.

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