About the Journal

Patient Safety is 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.”

The Authority’s mission is to improve the quality of healthcare in Pennsylvania, and beyond, by collecting and analyzing patient safety information, developing solutions to patient safety issues, and sharing this information through education and collaboration. This journal supports those efforts as a venue by publishing open access, peer-reviewed articles highlighting original research, advanced analytics, and hot topics in healthcare.

The mission of this publication is to give clinicians, administrators, and patients everywhere 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.

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.