Welcome to our first highlights issue bringing you the most important information from the Patient Safety Authority (PSA) from 2023. This special edition compiles Patient Safety manuscripts, newsletters, interviews, links to resources, and more: the tools you need to keep your patients safe.
To our longtime readers (all 75,000-plus of you across the globe), thank you for your support! Yes, this issue is primarily old favorites, such as the articles on equipment-related problems and optimizing visual display design, but it also features other PSA content about wrong-site surgery, drug-eluting stents, and healthcare disparities that you likely have not seen—but won’t want to miss.
If this is your first issue of Patient Safety, it’s nice to meet you! We launched our journal almost five years ago to fill a void in academic publishing. Patient Safety seeks to provide practical, actionable, peer-reviewed information to bedside clinicians and administrators who can most directly impact patient care. This includes quality improvement studies, expert interviews, and original research—much of which is derived from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS), the largest event reporting database of its kind in the United States. A dedicated team of data and research scientists from the PSA analyzes more than 5 million reports to better understand harm and provide advisement to prevent recurrence.
If you have recently written a manuscript, consider submitting it to Patient Safety to get your work published today! Patient Safety is listed in several major indexes and provides authors with a quick turnaround to see their name in print. New articles are posted on a rolling basis throughout the year as soon as production is complete, so subscribe to our mailing list for updates and visit patientsafetyj.com often to be among the first to read them.
Thank you to our authors, reviewers, staff, editorial board, and readers for your continued contributions.
Be safe and be well!