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

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The Second Victim Experience – Train-the-Trainer Workshop:

Most health care providers adjust well to the multitude of demands encountered during an unexpected or traumatic clinical event. Providers often have strong emotional defenses that carry them through and l

PSO Alert: Fall Risk:

The Center for Patient Safety issues this alert regarding falls based on our data analysis. Falls are a difficult and long-standing challenge for providers. While the majority of events report no harm, fal

Are Critical Thinking Skills becoming Extinct?:

As an RN for nearly 30 years, I’ve seen many changes in the healthcare arena since I started as a Student Nurse Assistant in 1986. I recently had a discussion with other healthcare providers regarding th

It’s time for healthcare organizations to partner up with a Patient Safety Organization. Are you ready?:

It’s time for healthcare organizations to partner up with a Patient Safety Organization. Are you ready? Hospitals have an approaching deadline to sign up with a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) for

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