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By Mike Briddon | Monday, Aug 01, 2016
How’s your summer reading going? No matter your progress, the summer usually gives us a little time to catch our breath and learn a new thing or two. If you’re looking for something a little shorter than your newest novel, here, in case you missed them, are IHI's top five picks from July 2016.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Cost Containment and Reduction
By Sara Alvarez | Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
In recent years, Brazil has earned a reputation as a country with one of the highest rates of cesarean sections in the world. In response, IHI partnered with the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein and the Brazilian National Regulatory Agency to reduce unnecessary cesarean section procedures in Brazil with a collaborative called Parto Adequado.


Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Perinatal Care, Latin America, Patient Safety
By Len Berry | Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
How often have you read an article and thought “I could have written that?” Writing for publication can be intimidating, but publishing one’s research is a cornerstone of academic life. IHI Senior Fellow Len Berry shares three lessons on how to move from idea to publication.


Tag(s): Joy in Work
By Kevin Rooney | Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
In three years working as IHI faculty in both Scotland and Qatar, I’ve heard one theme over and over: No, it won’t work here. We can’t do that. We’re different. But as it turns out, working in two very different countries has taught me that some strategies for promoting patient safety are universal.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Large-Scale Improvement, Middle East, Europe, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Derek Feeley | Thursday, Jul 14, 2016
A recent study asserts that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US. While the article has spurred controversy over its estimate of unnecessary hospital deaths, the fact that there are many more instances of harm caused by medical error than deaths has not gotten enough attention.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Mortality Reduction, Adverse Event, Leadership, Person- and Family-Centered Care
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