Welcome to the first issue of Patient Safety!
Brought to you by the Patient Safety Authority, an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, this brand-new journal is unlike any other you’ve seen. Since patients are at the heart of everything we do, each issue not only publishes original, peer-reviewed research and data analyses, but also gives patients a voice—on the page and behind the scenes.
Patient Safety has no subscription fees or author fees: It’s available now to read online, as well as free to publish in. Once you’ve looked over this issue, send us your own research articles, essays, studies, and other submissions. If your manuscript will help advance patient safety, we want to see it!
Read articles from the September 2019 issue online or download the full issue as a PDF for printing and sharing. Remember to subscribe to receive future issues and news about Patient Safety. Submit your work to us and tell your friends and colleagues all about the new journal on the block.
Together we can save lives.
Letter From the Editor
Original Research and Articles
The Walking Gallery
Welcome to Patient Safety!
As the journal of the Patient Safety Authority, an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania committed to the vision of “safe healthcare for all patients,” we publish open access, peer-reviewed articles highlighting original research, advanced analytics, and hot topics in healthcare.
Patients are at the heart of everything we do at the Authority. Recognizing and sharing patient experiences helps guide our efforts and inspire change, and we seek to engage patients in our work whenever possible. Patients provide their perspective in this journal not only as contributors, with a patient or family commentary in every issue, but also as members of the editorial board and trusted advisors.
With the best interest of patients always top of mind, the mission of this publication is to give clinicians, administrators, and patients the information they need to prevent harm and improve safety—including evidence-based, original research; editorials addressing current and sometimes controversial issues; and analysis of data from one of the world’s largest adverse event reporting databases. Patient Safety complies with the Patients Included™ journal charter, which requires at least two patient members on the editorial board; regular publication of editorials, reviews, or research articles authored by patients; and peer review by patients.
We invite you to submit manuscripts that align with our mission. We’re particularly looking for well-written original research articles, reviews, commentaries, case studies, data analyses, quality improvement studies, or other manuscripts that will advance patient safety.
Together we can save lives.