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Provides resources for students, clinicians, researchers, & administrators on patient safety.
Reports & More
Patient Safety Organizations
Tools & Measurements
Laws & Public Policy
Articles & Other Resources
Many of these resources also contain fact sheets and other tools.
To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System
Consensus Report from IOM.
2012 National Patient Safety Goals (Hospital) - The Joint Commission
Advancing Patient Safety: A Decade of Evidence, Design, and Implementation (AHRQ)
Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century
Consensus Report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
Health IT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan
Builds on recommendations of the IOM report,
Health IT and Patient Safety
. From the Department of Health & Human Services.
Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) - CDC
IHI Open School for Health Professions
Offers (mostly) free courses, certificates, & educational tools on patient safety & other aspects of healthcare improvement. From the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Key Facts About Patient Safety - NPSF
A concise explanation of what
Patient Safety & Medical Errors - AHRQ
Patient Safety - The Joint Commission
Patient Safety Network (PSNet) - AHRQ
News & essential resources on patient safety including
weekly updates of patient safety literature, news, tools, & meetings
Patient Safety Primers (AHRQ)
Guides to key concepts in patient safety. Includes relevant content from both AHRQ PSNet & AHRQ WebM&M.
Patient Safety Topic - National Quality Forum
VA National Center for Patient Safety
Glossary of Patient Safety Terms
, various publications & training materials, & a section for the public & students,
Patient Safety for Patients
Fact Sheets & Other Tools
2014 Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Patient Safety
AHRQ Quality Indicators Modules
Includes Patient Safety, Inpatient Quality, & Pediatric Quality Indicators. See also this presentation
How to Improve Performance on the AHRQ Inpatient Quality and Patient Safety Indicator
Explicit and Standardized Prescription Medicine Instructions (AHRQ)
Tested instructions for pills that follow the Universal Medication Schedule (UMS), which simplifies complex medicine regimens by using standard time periods for administration.
Get Smart for Healthcare (CDC)
Provides information & tools focused on improving prescribing practices in inpatient healthcare facilities. From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety (AHRQ)
Focuses on four primary strategies for promoting patient/family engagement in hospital safety & quality of care.
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) (CDC)
Surveillance Reporting for Enrolled Facilities
Data & Reports
. From the CDC.
Patient Safety Resources - APIC
A listing of various organizations, campaigns, & tools.
Quality & Patient Safety - AHRQ
Includes the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), Patient Safety Measure Tools & Resources, & more.
Quality Data Model - National Quality Forum
Surveys on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database Reports
Compare organizations' results to initial results from previous surveys. Use the left navigation bar to choose the organization type (
) & select
Tools from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Includes healthcare organization improvement tools, such as
order sets & forms