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  1. Taking Complaints Seriously: Using the Patient Safety Lens
    An editorial published in BMJ Quality & Safety explores the possible benefits of approaching patient complaints as adverse events. The article’s authors point out that “patients and family members may be the first to detect lapses in safety or quality, identify worsening outcomes or point out breakdowns in communication that providers have missed.”
  2. The most MRSA-contaminated surfaces in a hospital room: Infographic
    Take a quick peak at this straightforward infographic showing exactly which hospital room surfaces, from bed rails to bed linens, are most likely to be home to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.