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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Fostering transparency in outcomes, quality, safety, and costs.

Austin M, McGlynn EA, Pronovost PJ. JAMA. 2016;316:1661-1662.

The lack of effective quality and safety measures hinders health care improvement and transparency goals. This commentary recommends ways to enhance the use of quality and safety measures, including establishing an entity responsible for setting health data standards, developing a robust scientific approach to performance measurement, and improving how this data is communicated to patients.