Studies & Research

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Reports

American Hospital Association

AHRQ Issues Healthcare Associated Infections Research Protocol

Article: Study Reveals Medical Errors and Claims are Increasing in Outpatient Settings Compared to Hospitals

CDC Reports on Sepsis Hospitalizations and Cost – This report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals sepsis and related hospitalizations more than doubled between 2000 and 2008, costing $14.6 billion in 2008.

Commonwealth Reports On Hospitals Reporting No CLABSIs in ICUs – This new report from the Commonwealth Fund offers lessons from hospitals that have not experienced any central line associated blood stream infections in their ICUs in 2009.

Consumer’s Union Reports

Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century – an urgent call for change to close the quality gap, recommending redesign of the American health care system

Governmental Accounting office (GAO) Patient Safety Reports

Health Affairs

HCProInc: The Drive to Safety:  HealthLeaders Intelligence Report – Results of this study reveals improving patient safety is a driving force in health care; ongoing challenges are communication and leadership structures to support safety.

Health Grades

Health Research & Educational Trust

HIMSS Safety Reports

Institute of Medicine – Quality and Safety Reports

Institute for Safe Medication Practices – QuarterlyWatch

IOM – To Err is Human: Building A Safer Health System – Landmark report laying out a comprehensive strategy to reduce preventable medical errors

Joint Commission Safety Reports

Kaiser Foundation – Report on Patient Satisfaction by State

Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services

Minnesota Department of Health

Missouri Commission on Patient Safety

National Quality Forum

New Jersey Annual Reports

New York State Department of Health

Oregon Patient Safety Report Reveals Limited Improvement, Culture Change Needed – The report from the Oregon Patient Safety Commission reports findings from voluntary reports from 56 of the state’s 58 hospitals.

Patient Safety Classics – Resource from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Reports

Public Citizen Reports

Safe Practices for Better Healthcare

The Commonwealth Fund – Quality Reports

USP – MedMaRx Reports


CPS Safety Watch – Respiratory Compromise:

BACKGROUND Respiratory Compromise is a state in which there is a high likelihood of decompensation into respiratory insufficiency, respiratory failure or death, but in which specific interventions (enhance

IHI offers free teleconference:

Heads up!  The University of Chicago completed a survey of over 2500 adults regarding their experiences and perceptions of medical error.  Results:  1 in 5 Americans reported a medical error in their ow

CPS Participates in Primaris Podcast to Launch PSAW 2018!:

The podcast has just been released. Listen to the discussion on why Patient Safety Awareness Week is such a valuable time for patients and providers. Alex Christgen, Executive Director, and Lee Varner, Pat

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