Karen S Cosby
Affiliation: Cook County Hospital
- Patient safety: a curriculum for teaching patient safety in emergency medicineKaren S Cosby
Department of Emergency Medicine, Cook County Hospital Rush Medical School, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Acad Emerg Med 10:69-78. 2003..The Patient Safety Task Force of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) was charged with that mission. The curriculum presented here offers an approach to teaching patient safety in emergency medicine...
- A framework for classifying factors that contribute to error in the emergency departmentKaren S Cosby
Department of Emergency Medicine, Stroger Hospital of Cook County Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Ann Emerg Med 42:815-23. 2003..It incorporates ideas found in safety engineering, transportation safety, human factors engineering, and our own experience in an urban, public, teaching hospital ED...
- Profiles in patient safety: authority gradients in medical errorKaren S Cosby
Department of Emergency Medicine, The John H Stroger, Jr, Hospital of Cook County Rush Medical College, 1900 West Polk Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Acad Emerg Med 11:1341-5. 2004..This article presents one case and a series of examples to detail how authority gradients can contribute to medical error, and describes methods used in other disciplines to avoid their potentially negative impact...
- Characteristics of patient care management problems identified in emergency department morbidity and mortality investigations during 15 yearsKaren S Cosby
Department of Emergency Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Rush Medical School, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Ann Emerg Med 51:251-61, 261.e1. 2008..We describe cases referred for physician review because of concern about quality of patient care and identify factors that contributed to patient care management problems...