Patient Safety Event Management Resources

Please refer to the following resources for more information about patient safety event management.

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the Federal agency charged with improving safety and quality of healthcare for all Americans. Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) received Patient Safety Learning Lab (PSLL) grant funding from AHRQ to study Failure-to Rescue in the in-patient setting.
  • Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) The mission of APSF is to improve the safety of patients during anesthesia care by identifying safety initiatives and creating recommendations to implement directly and with partner organizations, being a leading voice for anesthesia patient safety worldwide, and supporting and advancing anesthesia patient safety culture, knowledge, and learning.
  • ECRI is an independent, nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all healthcare settings worldwide.
  • The Joint Commission aims to help organizations across the continuum of care lead the way to zero harm.
  • National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) was an independent not-for-profit organization created in 1997 to advance the safety of health care workers and patients, and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. In May 2017, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and NPSF began working together as one organization with the mission to improve health and health care worldwide and the vision that everyone has the best care and health possible.