Vol. 2 No. 3 (2020): Patient Safety — September 2020
The September 2020 issue of Patient Safety marks the first anniversary of our journal! Read it online at no charge or download a PDF version at PatientSafetyJ.com.
Each issue features the latest evidence-based research, thoughtful commentaries and editorials, interviews with healthcare leaders and safety advocates, and powerful patient stories.
- An interview with Dr. Tejal Gandhi and Dr. Jeff Brady about the recently released National Action Plan for Patient Safety in the United States
- A global look at innovative solutions to patient safety falls
- A timely examination of how process breakdowns contribute to delays in recognizing, treating, and preventing the spread of respiratory infections, like the flu and COVID-19
- A social worker raises awareness of intimate partner violence, a serious problem that gets worse during periods of isolation
- A survivor of COVID-19 shares his hospital experience and recovery from the disease
- A researcher takes a close look at nonsuicidal self-injury among children and adolescents
Thank you to our authors, peer reviewers, editorial board members, and Patient Safety Authority staff, who all play a part in the success of our journal and in advancing patient safety everywhere. Patient Safety is fully open access (no subscription fees or author fees), so please consider sending us your next original manuscript and sharing our journal with your colleagues, students, families, friends, and patients. Together we save lives.
Letter From the Editor
Original Research and Articles
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.