Patient Safety (online ISSN 2641-4716), Vol 3 No 2 published June 2021.
Vol. 3 No. 2 (2021): Patient Safety—June 2021
The June 2021 issue of Patient Safety is now available to read and download at no charge.
Each issue of our multiple award-winning journal delves into timely research, data from one of the world’s largest event reporting databases, perspective pieces, interviews, and more—which can be used right now to improve healthcare for patients. This month’s features include:
- A close look at the impact of isolation on patients
- A new tool that can help assess, predict, and prevent clinician burnout
- A successful performance improvement initiative from Ireland that can help improve surgical outcomes in other facilities
- Infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Steffanie Strathdee shares how her husband nearly died from a “superbug”—and what saved him
- An overview of serious events and incidents reported by acute care hospitals in 2020
- What happens when a critical care patient becomes a critical care patient themselves? Dr. Michael Leonard tells his story.
Patient Safety is fully open access, with no author fees—we want to see your next original manuscript! We always appreciate your help in spreading the word about this publication in your social network.
Thank you to each author, peer reviewer, editorial board member, and Patient Safety Authority staff who has contributed to our work and our goal of advancing safety for all patients.
Letter From the Editor
Original Research and Articles
Patient Safety Initiatives
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.