Updates in Quality & Safety in the literature

In the latest review of high impact quality and safety articles, authors from the Ann Arbor VA and University of Michigan (including @JMeddings1 and @ashwin_b_gupta) reviewed three recent trials for BMJ Quality & Safety. These trials included: (i) the iCOMPARE trial1 of patient safety outcomes by maximum duration of intern duty hour period in the US; (ii) the duration of antibiotics prescribed in English primary practices compared with official recommendations;2 and (iii) complications and costs related to abnormalities seen on low-dose CT during screening for lung cancer in the US.3 More articles in the series can be found here and here.

  1. Silber JH, Bellini LM, Shea JA , et al. Patient safety outcomes under flexible and standard resident duty-hour rules. N Engl J Med 2019;380:905–14.
  2. Pouwels KB, Hopkins S, Llewelyn MJ, et al. Duration of antibiotic treatment for common infections in English primary care: cross sectional analysis and comparison with guidelines. BMJ 2019;364:l440.
  3. Huo J, Xu Y, Sheu T, et al. Complication rates and downstream medical costs associated with invasive diagnostic procedures for lung abnormalities in the community setting. JAMA Intern Med 2019;179(3):324–332.
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