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The Elusive and Illusive Quest for Diagnostic Safety Metrics

research in diagnostic error and improvement from CRICO (Harvard affiliated organizations malpractice insurer) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Corresponding Author: Gordon D. Schiff, MD; Harvard

Medical Scribes: Salvation for Primary Care or Workaround for Poor EMR Usability?

electronic medical records could be improved. The comments from the 17 scribes interviewed for the Yan study represent a useful start. Corresponding Author: Gordon D. Schiff, MD; Department of M e d i c i n e

Indication Alerts Intercept Drug Name Confusion Errors during Computerized Entry of Medication Orders

Background Confusion between similar drug names is a common cause of potentially harmful medication errors. Interventions to prevent these errors at the point of prescribing have had limited success. The purpose of this study is to measure whether indication alerts at the time of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) can intercept drug name confusion errors. Methods and...

Deeper Problems in the Marketing of Drugs

medications, positing such demands as the cause of the epidemic of estrogen and other drugs' overuse. Gordon D. Schiff, MD , Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School , 1620 Tremont Street, 3rd Floor

A Prescription for Improving Drug Formulary Decision Making

Gordon Schiff and colleagues present a new tool and checklist to help formularies make decisions about drug inclusion and to guide rational drug use.

Effects of type and level of training on variation in physician knowledge in the use and acquisition of blood cultures: a cross sectional survey

Background Blood culture (BCX) use is often sub-optimal, and is a user-dependent diagnostic test. Little is known about physician training and BCX-related knowledge. We sought to assess variations in caregiver BCX-related knowledge, and their relation to medical training. Methods We developed and piloted a self-administered BCX-related knowledge survey instrument. Expert opinion...