The Patient Safety Initiative at America's Public Hospitals: The Year One Overview
MedSun: Newsletter #60, May 2011

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Despite the challenges inherent in improving patient safety, those NAPH members that participated in Phase One of the NPSF-NAPH Patient Safety Initiative at America's Public Hospitals adopted tools and strategies that are helping them create meaningful change in their organizations. The member stories included here illustrate how these hospitals used program resources in innovative ways to spread awareness and techniques to improve patient safety, instill and standardize safe practices, and improve outcomes. As the Initiative progresses, NPSF and NAPH will continue to aid members in implementing results-driven pro¬grams and achieving specific patient safety goals.

Additional Information:

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Patient Safety Initiative at America’s Public Hospitals: The Year One Overview. January 2011.
http://www.naph.org/Main-Menu-Category/Publications/Patient-Safety-Initiative-Research-Brief.aspx

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Homepage.
http://www.ahrq.gov


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