General Resources

AHRQ Patient Safety Resources
The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

AHRQ, Tools to Reduce Hospital Acquired Condtions (HACs)

Comprehensive List of Patient Safety Resources
From The American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science

The Center for Patient Safety
A non profit organization dedicated to reducing preventable harm. Their focus is on learning what medical errors occur, why they occur, and how to prevent patient harm. 

The Leapfrog Group
Look up your hospital's &/or ambulatory surgical center's patient safety scorecards and ratings. Also information on maternity care patient safety indicators and outcomes.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
White papers, learning modules, certifications, tool kits, guidelines by medical department or patient safety issue.

National Steering Committee for Patient Safety. Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety. Boston, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2020. 

The Joint Commission (TJC) Patient Safety & Improvement Page
The accreditation agency for hospitals & outpatient facilities. 

TJC's Center for Transforming Care
Education and training for professionals on a variety of topics and safety issues

National Health Information Center
A federal government site with health literacy resources and listing of annual National Health Observance days (NHOs).

Primary Care Collaborative
Resources, toolkits, & information supporting their mission to help practices achieve IHI's Quadruple Aim, including patient family engagement.

The Schwartz Center for Compassion in Healthcare
An organization dedicated to preserving and promoting compassion in healthcare. They provide resources, education and training to healthcare professionals and have a patient-family resource page. Many hospitals use them for Grand Rounds presentations.

The Society for Improving Diagnosis in Medicine 
Toolkits & resources for helping clincian's arrive at accurate patient diagnoses.

Veterans Administration National Center for Patient Safety
Toolkits, Alerts & Advisories, RCA Tools, and more. 

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