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American Family Physician: “Evaluation and Management of Intestinal Obstruction.”
ECRI Institute: “Joint Commission Updates Sentinel Event Statistics.”
Hippokratia: “A case of surgical instrument left in the abdomen and taken out of the transverse colon.”
Johns Hopkins University: “Intra-Abdominal Abscess,” “Johns Hopkins study suggests medical errors are third-leading cause of death in U.S.”
National Institutes of Health: “Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurse; Chapter 10 Fall and Injury Prevention,” “Peritonitis,” “Preventing Suicide Among Inpatients,” “Retained surgical sponges, needles and instruments,” “Wrong site surgery! How can we stop it?” “The impact of extended bed rest on the musculoskeletal system in the critical care environment.”
The Joint Commission: “Preventing delays in treatment.”
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: “20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors: Patient Fact Sheet.”
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