Current Issue

2022: Patient Safety-Preprint June 2022

In conjunction with the Patient Safety Authority’s 2021 annual report, Patient Safety is prepublishing two articles from the upcoming June 2022 issue with in-depth analyses of 2021 data from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS), the largest repository of patient safety data in the United States and one of the largest in the world.

In “Patient Safety Trends in 2021,” PSA data analysts take a close look at the 288,882 serious events and incidents reported by acute care facilities last year, while “Long-Term Care Healthcare-Associated Infections in 2021” examines 17,971 HAI reports from long-term care facilities last year. These articles supplement the data overview in the annual report with a comprehensive review and analysis of events reported in 2021, as well as insights into patient safety in Pennsylvania and how we may continue to improve it together.

Published: 2022-04-29
View All Issues

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.