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Harrisburg, PA: Patient Safety Authority; May 2019.
This report summarizes patient safety improvement work in the state of Pennsylvania and reviews the 2018 activities of the Patient Safety Authority, including the launch of the Center of Excellence for Improving Diagnosis, outreach programs, liaison efforts, and the convening of the first patient safety conference for the state.
Journal Article > Commentary
Casarett D, Spence C, Clark MA, Shield R, Teno JM. J Palliat Med. 2012;15:1120-1123.
Detailing how safety measures for hospitals can result in unintended consequences when implemented in hospice care, this commentary recommends developing hospice-specific safety measures.
Legislation/Regulation > Pennsylvania Legislation
General Assembly of Pennsylvania. SB968 (2007).
This bill requires that Pennsylvania hospitals and nursing homes implement an internal infection control plan and report hospital-acquired infections.
Bailey B, Sevrens Lyons J. The Mercury News. November 27, 2005.
This article reports on several errors that occurred at hospitals in California and discusses the state's regulatory system.