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Harrisburg, PA: Patient Safety Authority; April 2018.
This report summarizes progress in patient safety improvement in the past decade and reviews the 2017 activities of the Patient Safety Authority, including an update on efforts to standardize their reporting processes and to reduce health care–associated infections in nursing homes. The report also summarizes the new 5-year strategic plan for the agency that explicitly emphasizes a focus on improving diagnosis.
Web Resource > Government Resource
Center for Health Information and Analysis.
The Betsy Lehman Center is an independent organization named for Betsy Lehman, the Boston Globe columnist who died due to an inadvertent chemotherapy overdose. The Center works to support a statewide program coordinating health care organization and provider efforts to reduce medical errors, enabling patients to participate in safety improvement, and disseminating information about best practices.
Special or Theme Issue
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. December 2009;6(suppl 1):1-32.
Articles in this supplement draw from labor, delivery, and obstetric safety reports to provide insights for safe practice in obstetrics.
Journal Article > Study
A comprehensive perinatal patient safety program to reduce preventable adverse outcomes and costs of liability claims.
Simpson KR, Kortz CC, Knox E. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:565-574.
An organization-wide quality improvement program resulted in reductions in perinatal adverse events over a 5-year period.
Harrisburg, PA: Patient Safety Authority and Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System; 2007.
This report compiles a series of interviews with patient safety officers on their role, the support needed to fulfill that role, and strategies for measuring improvement.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2006;3:1, 5-10.
This article discusses the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) reports of skin tears and provides suggestions to help keep patients safe from this common injury.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2006;3:1-5.
This article shares several examples of errors made while verbally communicating medication orders and includes recommendations for safe practices. A set of tools for educating hospital personnel about this issue is available via the link below.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2006;3:13-19.
This article addresses strategies for minimizing patient safety risks related to interactions with health care industry representatives, as well as the role they can play in promoting safety.
Journal Article > Study
Durbin J, Hansen MM, Sinkowitz-Cochran R, Cardo D. Am J Infect Control. 2006;34:25-30.
The investigators surveyed health care providers to determine their perceptions on patient safety in the health care system. They found that clinicians believed systemwide interventions and stronger patient involvement would improve safety.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
University of California Medical Centers.
The Strategic Alliance For Error Reduction in California Healthcare (SAFER) was organized by the Medical Directors of the University of California system in 1999. The Directors recognized that quality improvement was universally agreed on as being a serious and common concern of all five campuses, and they built SAFER to serve as the infrastructure through which to coordinate and share previously independent patient safety efforts.
Tools/Toolkit > Toolkit
Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics; Arizona Health Sciences Center.
This form allows consumers to record relevant information about their (or a family member's) prescription or non-prescription medications, vitamins, herbal therapy, or dietary supplements.