The June 2022 edition of Patient Safety is now available to read and download at no charge. This issue features:
- A study showing that visitors can improve the safety of patients in the hospital—or, conversely, increase their risk for harm
- How a team in the U.K. investigated a communications delay between two electronic health records systems and its potential impact on patients
- Trends of harm reports from acute care hospitals and healthcare-associated infections in long-term care facilities from PA-PSRS—the nation’s largest event reporting database
- A data analysis that suggests medical errors involving pediatric dose calculations may be preventable with the proper technology
- The steps a pediatric hospital in Portugal took to determine the causes behind an adverse event and stop it from happening again
- A simple checklist that a health system introduced to increase staff’s awareness of and compliance with safety protocols
Our journal is fully open access (no fees for authors or readers), and we always welcome submissions from all over the world. Please consider sending us your next manuscript: original research articles, quality improvement studies, focused reviews, perspectives, commentaries.
If your work can help advance patient safety, we want to see it! We also appreciate you sharing Patient Safety among your colleagues and social networks.
Thank you to each author, peer reviewer, editorial board member, and Patient Safety Authority staff member who has joined with us in improving the health and well-being of patients everywhere. Have a safe summer!
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.