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2017 Patient Safety Awareness Week March 12 - 18, 2017

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How the victim of a medical error learned to face his own mistake
First-person story of a medical student's learning experience, http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/healthcare/How-the-...
Patient Power through Medical Records
This op-ed in the Boston Globe details the long journey to give patient access to their medical records, http://www.b...
15 Tips for Avoiding Hospital Infections
Tips from Consumer Reports, courstesy of the Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/12/30/tips-for-av...
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The National Patient Safety Foundation salutes Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals for their generous support of this year's Patient Safety Awareness Week and their ongoing commitment to patient and workforce safety.


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The National Patient Safety Foundation’s vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information visit www.NPSF.org.