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Legislation/Regulation > Congressional Testimony
Patient Safety: Supporting a Culture of Continuous Quality Improvement in Hospitals and Other Health Care Organizations.
Testimony before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Committee of Governmental Affairs, 108th Cong, 1st Sess (June 11, 2003) (statement of Carolyn M. Clancy, MD).
In this statement, AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy reviews the work of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and other health care entities to build support for research and improvements in patient safety.
Legislation/Regulation > Pennsylvania Legislation
The General Assembly of Pennsylvania. HB957 (2005).
This bill calls for a prohibition of mandatory overtime and limiting the work week to 12 hours a day or 60 hours a week for non-supervisory health care employees in Pennsylvania. It is presently under consideration by Pennsylvania's General Assembly.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health; March 2019.
The National Quality Forum has defined 29 never events—patient safety problems that should never occur, such as wrong-site surgery and patient falls. Since 2003, Minnesota hospitals have been required to report such incidents. The 2018 report summarizes information about 384 adverse events that were reported and found pressure ulcers and invasive procedure events increased, while fall-related deaths decreased. Reports from previous years are also available.
Jt Comm Perspect. August 2010;30:6-7.
This newsletter article discusses the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) for 2011 and describes revisions of current NPSGs.