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TOOLS & RESOURCES - Patient Safety


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Patient Safety Network (PSNet)

A new national web-based resource featuring the latest news and essential resources on patient safety. The site offers weekly updates of patient safety literature, news, tools, and meetings (“What’s New”), and a vast set of carefully annotated links to important research and other information on patient safety (“The Collection”).

Patient Safety: Achieving a New Standard for Care: Institute of Medicine report on health care data standards

Patient Safety Challenge Grants

Patient Safety Improvement Corps

Patient Safety Research in Progress

Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation

AHRQ Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety

AHRQ's Patient Safety Initiative: Building Foundations, Reducing Risk: Interim Report to the Senate Committee on Appropriations

Web Chat Transcript: Patient Safety Research

AHRQ Web M&M: Fact Sheet

Patient Safety E-newsletter Archives


Patient Safety Task Force

Fact Sheet: Patient Safety Task Force

Proposal for New Federal Patient Safety Data System

Fact Sheet: Patient Safety Reporting Systems and Research in HHS

Final Agenda: National Summit on Patient Safety Data

Participant List: National Summit on Patient Safety Data

Web Cast: National Summit on Patient Safety Data


Conferences and Workshops

Agenda for Research in Ambulatory Patient Safety
   Conference Synthesis

Beyond State Reporting: Medical Errors and Patient Safety Issues

Building the Business Case for Patient Safety: Audio Tapes Available

Can You Minimize Health Care Costs by Improving Patient Safety?
   Web-Assisted Teleconference Proceedings

How Safe Is Our Healthcare System? What States Can Do To Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Medical Errors

Improved Patient Safety: Sharing Issues, Successes, and Challenges Across States: Workshop Brief

Improving Patient Safety In Rural Hospitals: A Workshop With Wisconsin Health Care Leaders

Making the Health Care System Safer: Second Annual Patient Safety Research Conference

Making the Health Care System Safer: Third Annual Patient Safety Research Conference

Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety: Technical Assistance Conference Call Summary

American College of Physicians (ACP)

Vist ACP's Patient Safety section of the Web site at:  Some of the materials located there include:

ACP's Patient Safety FAQs and Patient Safety Tips Archive and information on:

Patient Safety: The Other Side of the Quality Equation is a three-year, multifaceted ACP initiative funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve patient safety in ambulatory care. ACP is in a unique position to help physicians across the country learn about the latest research in patient safety, and thereby can transform the care of patients at a local level.

Association of American Medical Colleges

Ensuring Health Care Quality

The AAMC maintains a Web site dedicated to health care quality and safety issues.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

Facts about Patient Safety

Joint Commission International Center for Patient Safety Web site

This site is designed and being implemented to serve as a major, central repository of resources and information related to all aspects of patient safety that will be relevant for patients, families, physicians, nurses, pharmacists – as well as for all health care institutions and allied professionals.

National Patient Safety Goals for 2005 and 2006

The Joint Commission's Board of Commissioners approved the 2006 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) at its May meeting.


Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Safety: General

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has developed and adapted a suite of tools to help organizations accelerate their work to improve patient safety and develop a culture of safety. In addition, many organizations have developed tools in the course of their improvement efforts — successful protocols, order sets and forms, instructions and guidelines for implementing key changes — and are making them available on for others to use or adapt in their own organizations.  The tools are grouped according to the key areas where changes must be made to improve patient safety.

For more information and to see IHI's Patient Safety tools visit the Patient Safety section of their Web site at:

For IHI's Frequently Asked Questions about Patient Safety visit:

The Literature section on features books and peer-reviewed articles, chosen by their Advisors as some of the best available literature in a specific Topic or Subtopic. In addition, you will find stories that have appeared as features on  For Literature focusing on Patient Safety visit:


Institute for Safe Medication Practices

Medical Leaders in Patient Safety - Video - 22 minutes - Copyright 2004 Produced by Health Care Improvement Foundation - Delaware Valley Healthcare Council - Institute for Safe Medication Practices - ECRI

Patients Play a Vital Role in Patient Safety - Video - 23 Minutes - Copyright 2003 Produced by Health Care Improvement Foundation - Delaware Valley Healthcare Council - Institute for Safe Medication Practices - ECRI

Patient Safety Requires A Team Effort - This educational video is the second in a series produced for the Regional Medication Safety Program for Hospitals.

Patient Safety Brochure - Promoting safe medication practices includes encouraging patients to take an active role in their drug therapy. This ISMP brochure, written in an easy-to-read style, presents common scenarios patients encounter in the hospital, doctor's office, and pharmacy, and even at home. Each situation offers suggestions on how to avoid medication errors. These brochures can be added to hospital admission kits, disseminated at health fairs, placed in waiting rooms, or displayed in community pharmacies. You can obtain a free copy, or order the brochure in bulk.


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