Patient safety information from U.S. government websites and other reliable patient safety organizations.
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2013
Patient Safety in the Medical Practice
Call Number: W 84.1 V222g 2008
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
"Optimizing patient safety in the ambulatory care setting by improving and strengthening processes, information management, communications, and care coordination"--Provided by publisher.
U.S. Government Agencies
- Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the health services research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), complementing the biomedical research mission of its sister agency, the National Institutes of Health. AHRQ is a home to research centers that specialize in major areas of health care research such as quality improvement and patient safety, outcomes and effectiveness of care, clinical practice and technology assessment, and health care organization
- FDA Drug Safety
The FDA Drug Safety website shows drug recalls and approvals. News & Events covers What's New on This Site, a Drug Approval Listing, meetings and conferences. Emergency preparation, drug safety, guidance and preparation are available.
- FDA Patient Safety News
FDA Patient Safety News is a televised series for health care personnel. It features information on new drugs, biologics and medical devices, on FDA safety notifications and product recalls, and on ways to protect patients when using medical products.
- FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
- National Quality Measures Clearinghouse
NQMC is a public resource for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets. NQMC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) External Web Site Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is a database and Web site for information on specific evidence-based health care quality measures and measure sets. NQMC is sponsored by AHRQ to promote widespread access to quality measures by the health care community and other interested individuals.
- Patient Safety Network
AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet) is a 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"). Supported by a robust patient safety taxonomy and web architecture, AHRQ PSNet provides powerful searching and browsing capability,
- Web Morbidity & Mortality Rounds
AHRQ WebM&M (Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web) is the online journal and forum on patient safety and health care quality. This site features expert analysis of medical errors reported anonymously by our readers, interactive learning modules on patient safety ("Spotlight Cases"), and Perspectives on Safety. CME and CEU credit are available.