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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.

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January 14, 2022
The medication-use process is highly complex with many steps and risk points for error, and those errors are a key target for improving safety. This Library reflects a curated selection of PSNet content focused on medication and drug errors. Included resources explore understanding harms from preventable medication use, medication safety...
Harrisburg, PA: Patient Safety Authority. ISSN 2641-4716.
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority is a long-established source of patient safety data analysis and application-focused commentary. Their publishing output aims to generate improvements in their state as well as throughout health care. This open-access publication replaces the quarterly Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory newsletter.
Wu AW, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. ISSN: 2516-0435.
Risk management and legal issues can affect safety responses throughout a health care system. Articles in this publication will cover clinical, legal, and policy issues around enhancing patient safety and will explore research gaps in low- and middle-income countries.
Stahel PF, ed. BioMed Central. ISSN: 1754-9493.
The specialty of surgery draws from both clinical and nontechnical skills for generalists and subspecialists to support safe care delivery. This journal covers a range of topics from discussions on technical challenges in the operating room to explorations on how team, communication, and leadership factors affect the safety of surgical care.
Brilli RJ, McClead RE Jr, eds. Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer. ISSN: 2472-0054.
Care delivery for children presents unique safety challenges. This monthly, open-access journal focuses on exploring quality and safety improvement approaches for pediatric care. The scope of the journal covers topics such as education, human factors engineering, research priorities, and application methods.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission.
This newsletter provides brief introductions to specific patient safety concerns or incidents and includes recommendations to consider for improvement.
Crisp H, ed. London, UK: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd; ISSN: 2399-6641.
This journal provides access to a collection of practice reports on patient safety and quality improvement initiatives in the United Kingdom. 
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.
Diagnostic errors have been termed the next frontier in patient safety. To raise awareness of this issue, this occasional newsletter features articles for a multidisciplinary audience that discuss barriers to and solutions for reducing errors related to diagnosis.

Graber ML, Plebani M, eds. Berlin, Germany: Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and DeGruyter. ISSN: 2194-802X.

This journal offers multidisciplinary research and commentary covering such topics as diagnostic error, clinical reasoning, and unnecessary testing.
Horsham, PA; Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
This newsletter focuses on medication safety concerns that administrators, nurses, and other health care workers may encounter while providing long-term care services.
Wakefield, MA: Quality and Patient Safety Division, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.
This free newsletter provides information on quality and patient safety initiatives in Massachusetts.
Aparasu R, ed. Princeton, NJ: Dove Press. ISSN: 1179-1365.
This journal provides articles that cover a variety of safety issues in health care, including risk management, health literacy, and patient satisfaction.
Patient Safety Authority
This quarterly newsletter shares insights and analysis on incident reports submitted through the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System. In 2019 this open-access publication was replaced by the journal Patient Safety.
Scerbo M, ed. Washington DC; Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. ISSN: 1559-2332
This bi-monthly peer-reviewed journal presents multidisciplinary content on how simulation is being used in health care education, performance assessment, outcome improvement, and patient safety.

Bates DW, ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. ISSN: 1549-8417.

This quarterly journal is dedicated to disseminating research and field applications relevant to patient safety.
Plymouth Meeting, PA; Institute for Safe Medication Practices. ISSN 1550-6312.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices' (ISMP) signature bi-weekly newsletter recounts actual experiences with medication errors reported to the ISMP. Feature articles here also present thoughtful reviews of error reduction strategies. Portions of the newsletter are available at no cost via the ISMP website.