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Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; June 13, 2011.
This publication announces the 2011 National Quality Forum update of 2010 never events. The opportunity to provide open comment of the 29 serious reportable events, which includes 4 new events, has now passed.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Fed Register. September 2, 2009;74:45457-45458.
This announcement and accompanying Web site provide version 1.0 of the standardized guidelines for health care agencies to voluntarily report patient safety and health care information. Empowered by the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, AHRQ-funded Patient Safety Organizations will analyze and organize the data.
Federal Register. February 12, 2008;73:8112-8183.
These proposed rules seek to support the implementation of portions of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 including how entities are defined as a patient safety organization (PSO) and how PSOs will collect and protect safety incident data. The comment period on the proposed rules is now closed.