The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
This qualitative study found that patients and caregivers define patient safety as meeting all of a patient's needs rather than avoiding harm and reducing risks associated with medical care. This gap in understanding suggests a need for medical professionals to engage with patients and caregivers to promote safety.
This study explores comments collected from focus groups of case management nurses regarding their perspectives of safety in home health care. Community nurses described their role in empowering patients, but believed that they are often incapable to effect real changes in this population.