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Patient Safety Information Resources
that lead to good sets of references for further study

 

Resources for Patient and Family Education

The Partnership for Healthcare Excellence
http://www.partnershipforhealthcare.org/

Medically Induced Trauma Support Services
http://www.mitss.org/

National Patient Safety Foundation Universal Patient Compact: Document that lists principles to create a partnership team between health care providers and patients.

www.NPSF.org - direct link to Universal Patient Compact

National Patient Safety Foundation
www.npsf.org

Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS)
patientsafety.org

National Agenda for Action: Patients and Families in Patient Safety
www.npsf.org/pdf/paf/AgendaFamilies.pdf

Informed Medical Decisions
www.informedmedicaldecisions.org

AHRQ Consumers and Patients Index Page
www.ahrq.gov/consumer

Indian Health Service Health Education Program
www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/HealthEd/

Resources for Professionals that Include Patient Education Materials

National Patient Safety Foundation
www.npsf.org

AHRQ Patient Safety Network
psnet.ahrq.gov

AHRQ WebM&M
www.webmm.ahrq.gov

AHRQ Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation
www.ahrq.gov/qual/advances

VA National Center for Patient Safety
www.patientsafety.gov

 

Other Professional Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
www.ahrq.gov

The National Quality Forum
www.qualityforum.org

Patient Safety Institute
www.ptsafety.org

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
www.jcaho.org

Institute of Medicine
www.iom.edu

Institute for Health Improvement
www.ihi.org

Patient Safety First
www.patientsafetyfirst.org

US Food and Drug Administration : Patient Safety Portal
www.fda.gov

American College of Physicians
www.acponline.org

WHO: Patient Safety
www.who.int/pattientsafety/en

UK National Patient Safety Agency
www.npsa.nhs.uk

American Hospital Association
www.hospitalconnect.com

American Health Quality Association
www.ahqa.org

American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org

Institute for Safe Medication Practices
www.ismp.org

The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention
www.nccmerp.org

US Dept. of Health and Human Resources
www.hhs.gov

American Iatrogenic Association
www.iatrogenic.org

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
www.gasnet.org

Premier Safety Institute
www.premierinc.com/safety

Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education
www.sdrme.org

Examples of references resulting from the use of above listed resources:

• Kohn LT, Corrigan JM, Donaldson MS eds. To Err is Human; Building a Safer Health System. National Academy Press: Nov. 1999.

• IOM, Committee on Quality of Health Care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, National Academy Press, March: 2001.

• HHS, US Department of Health and Human Resources, Collaborative Education to Ensure Patient Safety: December 2000.

• Millenson Michael L, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, University o Chicago Press, 1999.

• JCAHO. Revisions to Joint Commission Standards in Support of Patient Safety and Medical/Health Care Error(1) Reduction, Effective: July 1, 2001.

• Wagner Lynn. Doctor’s Digest, Your Guide to Practice Management: Error Proofing Your Practice. Jan/Feb 2005.

• Schwartzberg JG. The Power of Words: Communicating Risk. Third Annenberg Conference on Patient safety, St. Paul, MN: May, 2001.

• O’Connell D. We Made a Mistake, Let’s Talk: Communicating Risk and Safety in Health Care. Third Annenberg Conference on Patient Safety, St. Paul, MN: May, 2001.

• Rehm S and Kraft S. Electronic Medical Records: The FPM Vendor Survey, Family Pract. January 2001: 45-54.

• Lucian L. Leape, Error in Medicine, JAMA 272, no.23, 1994, 1851-57.

• Kerr EA, McGlynn EA, Adams J, Keesey J, Asch SM. Profiling the quality of Care in Communities: Results from the Community Quality Index Study. Health Affairs, Vol. 23, May/June 2004, 247-256.

• Gawande A. Complications: A surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science. PICADOR, 2003.

• Gibson R, Singh JN. Wall of Silence. Lifeline Press. 2003.