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Patient safety information from U.S. government websites and other reliable patient safety organizations.
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Books from the Catalog

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Patient Safety in the Medical Practice - James E. Vance
Call Number: W 84.1 V222g 2008
ISBN: 1579476740
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.

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Patient safety : achieving a new standard for care - Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety, Board on Health Care Services ; Philip Aspden
Call Number: WB 100 P2975 2004
ISBN: 0309090776
Publication Date: 2004
Series: Quality chasm series

Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety.

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The patient safety handbook - Barbara J. Youngberg, Martin Hatlie.
Call Number: WB 100 P298 2004
ISBN: 0763731471
Publication Date: 2004

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Optimizing health [electronic resource] : improving the value of healthcare delivery - Franz Porzsolt, Robert M. Kaplan
ISBN: 0387339213
Electronic reproduction. New York : Springer, 2008. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 10, 2008). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.

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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.

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