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2018 Patient Safety Awareness Week Twitter Chat
Did you miss our chat on March 16? Scan the discussion below.
2018 Patient Safety Awareness Week Focuses on Patient Engagement and Safety Culture
National experts to address the topic of speaking up for patient safety Boston, MA, February 1, 2018 — The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) today announced plans for this year’s Patient Safety Awareness Wee...
The Public's Experience with Medical Error and Harm
The vast majority of Americans are having positive experiences with the health care system, but 21 percent of adults report having personally experienced a medical error, according to a national survey released earlie...
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2017 - The Week in Review
Patient Safety Awareness Week took place March 12-18, 2017, with health care organizations, patients, and health professionals from across the country and internationally demonstrating their commitment to safe care. I...
Join @theNPSF and Others for a Twitter Chat
Patient Safety: What Patients Want (and Need) to KnowTuesday, March 14, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET Use the hashtag #PSAW17chat to join the conversation!  
National Patient Safety Foundation Unveils Plans for Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18, 2017
Noted Patient Safety Advocates to Speak During Complimentary Webcast Boston, MA, February 14, 2017—Patient Safety Awareness Week, a highlight of the United for Patient Safety Campaign, will be observed March 12-18, 20...
NPSF Leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18, 2017
Health Professionals and Public Encouraged to Take Part as United for Patient Safety Campaign Highlights Awareness and Education  
Massachusetts Governor Recognizes Patient Safety Awareness Week
March 14, 2016—Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts today issued a citation officially recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week.
Mayoral Proclamation for Patient Safety Awareness Week
March 16, 2016--Cuero Community Hospital, serving the Greater DeWitt, Texas, community, is recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week 2016. CCH issued a patient safety proclamation, signed by the mayor of Ceuro City, i...
Patient Safety Is Public Health
March 15, 2016--To make an impact on patient safety we need to begin addressing it as a public health issue, just as we have with chronic disease and with other injuries. Read this commentary by NPSF President and CEO...
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Improving Services for Children with Behavioral Health Needs
Nationally, there is a critical shortage of mental health practitioners, especially for children. Families come to th...
No One Is Free from Harm
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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement salutes Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals for their generous support of this year's Patient Safety Awareness Week.