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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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Frey B, Ersch J, Bernet V, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2009;18:446-9.
Parents of hospitalized children feel personally responsible for their children's safety, and efforts are being made to engage parents in safety efforts. This retrospective review of incident reports found more than 100 cases in a 5-year period in which parents were directly involved in adverse events in a pediatric intensive care unit. These included cases where parents detected an adverse event as well as cases where the parents caused the adverse event (for example, by accidentally disconnecting equipment). The authors advocate for development of a safety culture that encourages parents to report concerns, a goal that is a major focus of the Josie King Foundation.
Herper M; Lindner M.
This article discusses common medical complications and care failures, and provides an annotated picture gallery of several hospital complications and how they can be prevented.
Szabo L.
This article reports the announcement of an international initiative to share patient safety strategies. The initiative will be led by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Foundation for Health Care Quality, 705 2nd Avenue, Suite 703, Seattle, WA 98104. 

This coalition supports a network of patient safety professionals to facilitate dialogue, promote initiatives on eliminating wrong-site surgery, and improve medication safety.